Merry Christmas: Judge Rules In Favor Of Seattle’s Gun Tax


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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

Merry Christmas: Judge Rules In Favor Of Seattle

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.


#2

Sounds like to me another "windfall’ type tax. The same type we heard from the democrats in congress wanting to get from the oil industry after the 2008 crash.


#3

There has been calls by politicians to raise the tax on gas now that the price has gone down at the pump.

National and State Gas Taxes (Fuel Taxes) in the United States - GasPriceWatch.com

Keep in mind the chart does not include any local taxes that may be levied by the county or the city.


#4

This has been done before many times. The main problem is the federal gas tax funds the roads. So with higher fuel efficient gas and hybrid vehicles, blowback is occurring. Less gas is being consumed, but there is the same if not more wear and tear on our roads. So the easy solution is to raise the gas tax. Not a viable option in today’s political climate in DC, but much easier when the price at the pump is low.


#5

Our governor wants to raise practically all taxes in the state. He’s waiting on a “suitable” budget to sign, and the legislature isn’t giving it to him. Twice he has vetoed stop-gap funding. Our previous governor was no great shakes, but this one is making him look like a saint.


#6

Honestly, seeing how the Supreme Court decided that Obamacare was a tax, and that it was legal, I don’t see how this isn’t legal now also.


#7

I am sure that this County will get 300,000 to 500,000 per year from this tax just like they have argued…You know…Because gun owners don’t have cars…Or the Internet…Or a calculator…


#8

Another set of buffoons who do not comprehend, “…shall not be infringed.”


#9

There never was any such thing as a “Windfall Profits Tax” on oil companies. That’s what it was CALLED so people would believe it was the government “sticking it to” those eeeeevil oil companies. It was a tax on PRODUCTION…period. And those who suffered under it were the millions of private citizens who owned the oil under their properties…including poor widows who were living on their royalty checks, some of which went from $1,000 per month to 90 CENTS per month because of this stupid tax. You might notice that there was NO such tax imposed on the oil being extracted from under FEDERAL lands.


#10

Not like anybody ever accused Liberals of being smart. Or even thinking beyond the end of their noses.
I’d feel stupid even mentioning the unintended consequences of this tax.