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Monday, June 26, 2017

Since Seattle Placed A Tax On Guns And Ammunition, The City's Violent Crime Rate Has Increased

In recent years, Seattle has developed a reputation for passing asinine laws. Recently the city tried to increase taxes on diet soda,because the drink is more popular among white people. In the past they’ve allowed 6th graders to receive IUDs without parental consent, and have enlisted garbage men to snoop through residential trash in search of compost that is illegal to throw out. Seattle was also the first American city to pass a $15 minimum wage law, which promptly hurt low wage workers.

So it’s no surprise that sometimes the city passes laws that backfire in very predictable ways. In 2015 Seattle tried to place a tax on gun and ammunition purchases, in an effort to curb some of the costs the city pays for gun violence. However, these taxes didn’t have the desired effect.

Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess introduced the tax in 2015. It puts a $25 tax on every firearm sold in the city and up to 5 cents per round of ammunition. The measure easily passed and took effect January 1, 2016.

Comparing the first five months of 2017 with the same period before the gun tax went into effect, reports of shots fired are up 13 percent, the number of people injured in shootings climbed 37 percent and gun deaths doubled, according to crime statistics from the Seattle Police Department.

Not only that, but the tax didn’t bring in nearly as much money as city officials initially predicted. The only thing these taxes have accomplished, is the decimation of gun retailers in the city.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Continued dumb thinking by left leaning , brainless socialist, democrats

Anonymous said...

You will see, once all of these laws are in place and less people have guns, law abiding people that is, they will come for you...

Rebel Without a Clue said...

How do you spell Happiness? "GLOCK"! That's how.

Anonymous said...

They need more sunshine up in the North West!

Anonymous said...

Taxing your second amendment right. The only right that has fee's and taxes on it.

Anonymous said...

BAM!

Anonymous said...

It seems as though they never consult any experts in human behavior before they enact doofus laws like this that have the opposite effect as that desired by the naive.