Second Amendment

Seattle's gun tax flops

  • 30 August 2017
  • NormanL
Seattle's gun tax flops

Politicians is some areas are always on the lookout for creative new ways to make it harder for people to exercise their Second Amendment rights. In Seattle, for example, the city government imposed a $25 tax on firearms purchases and a 5 cent per round of ammunition tax. The intention was to fund programs to reduce gun violence, and city leaders expected the tax to raise $500,000 in its first year.