Gun Tax

Gun Store Lay-Offs Follow Implementation of Seattle Gun and Bullet Tax

On January 1, Seattle implemented a violence tax which is added to the cost of every gun and bullet sold at retail in city limits. And just over 10 months later, one of the most prominent gun stores in the city is laying off employees and has already “taken a $2 million hit in sales so far in 2016.”

Sally Abrahamsen, of Pompano Beach, Fla., right, holds a Glock 42 pistol while shopping for a gun at the National Armory gun store and gun range, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in Pompano Beach, Fla. President Barack Obama unveiled his plan Tuesday to tighten control and enforcement of firearms in the …