Taxes Proposed by the Seattle City Council Target Gun Owners
Seattle City Council president Tim Burgess is proposing a new tax of $25.00 for each gun sale and .05 cents for each round of ammunition sold in the city of Seattle. The tax is in direct contradiction with Washington State law. Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 9.41.290 states "The state of Washington hereby fully occupies and preempts the entire field of firearms regulation within the boundaries of the state… Cities, towns, and counties or other municipalities may enact only those laws and ordinances relating to firearms that are specifically authorized by state law…" (and) "Local laws and ordinances that are inconsistent with, more restrictive than, or exceed the requirements of state law shall not be enacted and are preempted and repealed, regardless of the nature of the code, charter, or home rule status of such city, town, county, or municipality."
So what is the point of the tax? Criminals usually fire between 3.2 and 3.7 rounds per criminally violent attack. How many do you fire each time you go to the range for practice or attend a firearms training class? Hundreds? I do.
Seattle has a history of trying to circumvent the rule of law to lessen your right to bear arms.
Taxes on gun and ammunition purchases are just another way for progressive politicians to push their anti-gun rights agenda.
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