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    The Washington state Supreme Court upheld Seattle's gun and ammunition tax in an 8-1 ruling Thursday morning.
    The city passed legislation in 2015 to charge gun shops $25 for every gun sale and a nickel for every round of ammunition, projecting that it would raise up to $500,000 a year for gun violence prevention programs. But in 2016, it raised less than $200,000, according to The Seattle Times.


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    Re: Seattle's gun tax legal, says state Supreme Court

    Elections matter, says Alan Gottlieb and he's right.
    We vote for state supreme court justices. We better be sure of who we're voting for.


    WA Supremes Side With Seattle on ‘Gun Violence Tax’

    The Washington State Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the authority of the City of Seattle to impose a so-called “gun violence tax” on the sale of firearms and ammunition within city limits.

    http://libertyparkpress.com/wa-supre...-violence-tax/


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    Re: Seattle's gun tax legal, says state Supreme Court

    So, if we can tax this Right, we can tax ALL rights. Maybe we should have a "White Tax" to pay for all the racial injustice to.

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    Re: Seattle's gun tax legal, says state Supreme Court

    No one is going to buy guns in Seattle with the added expense. So gun shops will probably move. Isn't that what they really want?


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    Re: Seattle's gun tax legal, says state Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by dav2no1 View Post
    No one is going to buy guns in Seattle with the added expense. So gun shops will probably move. Isn't that what they really want?
    GOOD! Come to Snohomish County. We'll gladly accept them!

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    Re: Seattle's gun tax legal, says state Supreme Court

    they are wanting to make this a STATE WIDE tax!!!


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    Re: Seattle's gun tax legal, says state Supreme Court

    Now King County can add their tax on top of Seattle's. At what point does the Court determine that the tax(es) are too onerous and are therefore in effect gun control taxes? One dollar per round, ten cents, five dollars, fifty cents? No one knows. If a tax of fifty cents is levied and the Supreme Court finds that to be reasonable then where next? We won't know until a decision is reached. And if we lose then we set a new minimum.

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