King County Superior Court Judge Palmer Robinson dismissed arguments that Seattle’s tax, adopted last summer, exceeded the city’s authority under state law.The measure – one of only a few of its kind in the nation – adds $25 to the price of each firearm sold in the city, plus 2 or 5 cents per round of ammunition, depending on the type.
CBS affiliate KIRO reported the City Budget Office estimates the tax will raise between $300,000 and $500,000 a year to be used for gun violence research and prevention programs when it takes effect in January.
“The NRA and its allies always oppose these common sense steps to shine light on the gun violence epidemic,” said City Council President Tim Burgess, who sponsored the law. "Judge Robinson saw through the NRA’s distorted efforts to put gun industry profits ahead of public
So once again an activist judge decides that people who legally purchase guns and ammo are the victims of the NRA. The fact that gun violence is done by those who do not obey the laws in the first place and even seek gun free zones to murder wholesale is the the real problem.
This is nothing more that another money grab by bureaucrats who see the ground swell of people purchasing guns to protect themselves from governments allowing elements into the country bent on our destruction. This in addition to the usual worry of being attacked by criminals.
Yes indeed the government will use these funds to prevent crime i.e. give to groups to further exacerbate the problem of gun violence as well as fill their pockets.