Skip to comments.Seattle City Council considers gun, ammo tax
Posted on 07/08/2015 10:07:07 AM PDT by aimhigh
Seattle City Council president Tim Burgess is proposing a new tax on guns. The proposal would tax gun sales $25 per gun and add a five cent-tax on each round of ammunition.
Five cents per round adds up to a roughly $2.50 increase for a box off handgun ammunition.
The legislation would also impose a $500 fine on gun owners who do not report guns lost or stolen.
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Don’t live in Seattle.
All my guns were lost in a tragic boating accident while hunting squid.......................................
Didn’t we go through the taxing-of-rights thing already? Several decades ago? Can Seattle impose a tax on voting?
My beloved hometown, conservative until the Kalifornians invaded us in the 80’s.
The first conflict of the American Revolution might be said to be the result of the Stamp Act of 1765. In August of 1765, Andrew Oliver, the stamp agent in Boston was hung in effigy from the Liberty Tree and forced to resign his commission.
"What a greater Joy did ever New England see
Than a Stampman hanging on a Tree".
Lt. Gov Thomas Hutchinson and the sheriff attempted to break up the crowd around midnight only to be driven off by a hail of stones and harsh commentary.
A couple of weeks later a crowd gathered and lit a bonfire on King St in Boston. They then moved on to the house of William Story, a Crown agent in the admiralty court. The crowd swarmed the house, destroying Story's papers and his furnishings as well as Court records held there.
The crowd then moved on to the home of Boston's Controller of Customs, Benjamin Hallowell. They tore down his fence, broke out his windows, stormed the house and stripped it of contents.
The next target of the night was Hutchinson's home. The Lt. Gov. had gotten warning and sent his family to safety. But his eldest daughter had returned and declared she would stay unless Hutchinson also departed. Hutchinson retreated with her to a neighbor's house. The crowd did its work again and left only a shell and a partial roof to greet the dawn.
Thus our ancestors met overreaching government. It was not the last battle but merely a beginning. There followed the Declaratory Act and the Townsend Acts and the Tea Act. Martial law and direct resistance pushed back and forth until "The Shot Heard 'Round the World" and then it was game on.
I lived in the Seattle area for 45 years. I could not care less what Seattle does regarding a tax on this stuff. I’d just buy it in the burbs. Heck, I did anyway...
Kinda reminds me of Chicago. They drive up the cost of a commodity and everyone simply goes outside the city (or county) to get it. In a way, it’s a tax on the poor - those that can’t just hop in their car and drive a few miles.
Well Tim Burgess is a home-grown Commie (not from California)
“Tim grew up on Capitol Hill and attended Lincoln High School and the University of Washington. He and his wife of 34 years, Joleen, and their three daughters all are graduates of Seattle Public Schools. Tim and Joleen are residents of the Queen Anne neighborhood.”
As a young man, I went to the World’s Fair in Seattle in 1962. It wasn’t any place I’d live back then. Besides, all the “California Crap” Seattle got (Portland too) came West from the East Coast and just made a right turn when they got to San Francisco.
Do you remember traveling into town to go to Warshall’s? Man what a great store that was! It seemed like if it was available you could find it there.
Like you I got tired of dealing with the Seattlunatics and shun them. My only concern is that some local dunderhead might try copying by example.
This is nothing but a direct attack on gun stores in Seattle. Sue these liberal mini-tyrants!
The Fascist Left is on a roll.
It’s a beautiful place, infested with very small people.
Well..you are fined $500.00
But the real estate sell-off in SoCal in the 80's had hoards of them moving north, Oregon locations and Seattle was infected.
That's why these crazy, left-wing issues come up.
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What? You too?
Probably a viable lawsuit too.
Millions of guns have been lost from capsizing canoes in the cataclysmic cataracts along the Chattahoochee River. It was a catastrophe!
“All my guns were lost in a tragic boating accident while hunting squid................”
Me too....dangerous sport. These days I only hunt leftists
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