Seattle City Council Voting To Tax Individual Bullets & Firearms

By AWR Hawkins

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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On August 10 2015, 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.

Breitbart News previously reported that City Council President Tim Burgess is pushing the new taxes. And according The Seattle Times, Burgess is trying justify the taxes by citing the cost of treating gunshot victims in Seattle in 2014 and suggesting “it’s time for the gun industry to help defray those costs and this is a very reasonable way to do it.”

Burgess overlooks the fact that the gun industry will not be paying the taxes—rather, law-abiding citizens, who buy guns and ammo at Walmart, Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, various gun stores, and other retail outlets, will pay them as prices rise to cover the $25 per gun and 5 cents per bullet in new cost.

He also fails to see that such taxes, pushed punitively, would never reach the people who drove up the number of gunshot wounds in the first place. That is because gang members, drug dealers, and other criminals do not frequently shop for guns and ammunition at retail outlets. Rather, they buy them on the streets.

On top of these things, Washington has a preemption law which prevents municipalities from passing ordinances or regulations that impact “registration, licensing, possession, purchase, sale, acquisition, transfer, discharge, and transportation… or any other element” of firearm ownership or commerce.” For this reason, Burgess admits the city of Seattle will likely be sued if his taxes become law.

Yet the taxes will receive a vote August 10 2015.

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Did these morons think that maybe te shoppers will go out of the city to avoid those taxes? Of course not as they don’t have the ability to think

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It continues to amaze me how some people simply cannot read & comprehend! The US Constitution reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”
To tax guns, ammunition or ANYTHING related to “ARMS” is an infringement upon the RIGHTS of US citizens to bear arms. Some may TRY to argue that this is a tax on commerce but this targeted tax is a clear proof that this is directly a tax upon the RIGHT to bear arms & NOT on commerce.

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Clark Kent

Anthony Owens: No dictatorship exists in Seattle, or anywhere else in the USA, by the way. City Councils throughout the nation are ELECTED by the CITIZENS who first bother to register to vote and then actually get off their fat azzes to vote. Unfortunately, most citizens are too concerned about celebrities changing their sex and the inflation levels of footballs to bother with being informed, involved citizens in the political process. Thus, said citizens in Seattle (and everywhere else) deserve everything they get. ‘We have met the enemy and he is us’ – Pogo.

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I always knew that the nutjobs where on the left coast! If you live in a dictatorship it’s time to leave !! Do they want to put a tax on condoms too! Or do they want to tax on the times you have sex also !!