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Saturday, 17 June 2017 15:30

After Seattle’s Gun Tax: Lost Jobs, Little Revenue, More Violent Crime

Written by  Fuzzy Slippers

“The data says the law has failed to prevent what they promised it would prevent”

Although Seattle’s gun tax was supposed to bring in $300,000 to $500,000, it’s brought in less than $200,000.

  The money was supposed to be used to “study” gun violence and to somehow lower the cost to taxpayers for gun violence.

It didn’t turn out that way, and Seattle ended up forking out taxpayer money from the general fund for the “study.”  Meanwhile, small business owners have shuttered their Seattle gun shops, causing employees to lose their jobs.  Furthermore, Seattle police report that gun violence has sharply increased.

The tax took effect in January of 2016, and includes a $25 tax on each gun purchase and up to 5 cents per round of ammunition.

The Seattle Times reported last April:

In Seattle — where the city collects a $25 tax on every gun sale and between 2 cents and a nickel on every round of ammunition, depending on the caliber . . . .

The $300,000 to $500,000 the tax is expected to raise this year is earmarked to fund a study of gunshot victims, including medical and behavioral interventions, by the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center’s trauma center, which treats most of the city’s gunshot victims.

Read more at LegalInsurrection
Last modified on Saturday, 17 June 2017 16:11

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go seattle, you are headed in same direction as chicago. two fine cities.

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But watch and see that those liberals will continue to do their liberal acts, expecting a different result each time. Wait, isn't that a sign of insanity?

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Citizens of Seattle, you voted for these foolish leftists & now you are beginning to reap what you have sown. Maybe this time you will learn but I doubt it.

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Roy Seals Written by Roy Seals
June 17, 2017
Do you think liberals are ever going to learn? Rather simple answer, "No!"
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Larry Reade Written by Larry Reade
June 17, 2017
Correct as usual, Roy.


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