Gun Tax

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 …

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.”

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Seattle City Council Voting To Tax Individual Bullets, Firearms

On August 10, the Seattle City Council will vote on two proposed anti-Second Amendment ordinances, one of which will place a tax on individual bullets and a tax on each firearm purchased by law-abiding citizens within city limits.