Tacoma City Council approves taxes on guns and ammunition

Tacoma Councilmember Ryan Mello

The city modeled this tax after the Seattle gun tax which was designed to “improve gun safety.”

How’d that work out for Seattle? Well, Seattle has seen a 16 percent increase in aggravated assaults involving a firearm compared to the same periods in 2017 and 2018.

So without valid evidence that this gun and ammo tax actually decreases gun violence, Tacoma decided to implement it anyway.

Q13 Fox reports that the Tacoma City Council unanimously approved this new tax which includes a $25 tax on firearm purchases. Ammunition will be taxed at 2 cents per round for .22 caliber or less and 5 cents per round for all other ammunition. For those who like to shoot at the range, that will add up pretty quickly in a months’ worth of practice.

Council member Ryan Mello, inflicted with TDS, proposed the new tax. That’s because Tacoma is also experiencing an increase in gun violence this year. So of course the councilmember looked to punish law-abiding gun owners policy to solve gun violence.

Just because a gun and ammo tax in Seattle didn’t do anything to decrease gun violence doesn’t mean it won’t work in Tacoma, right?

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Americans can still freely move about the United States. Residents of Tacoma should just purchase guns and ammunition from another (not Seattle) city.

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Michael Garrison

I know how we can eliminate the federal debt, and still have money to burn: we create a law where politicians pay 100 dollars for every lie they tell.

We’d be the world’s richest Country in 72 hours.

Michael Garrison
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Michael Garrison

A true transfer of the wealth BACK TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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YouKnowWho

They don’t care about the violent crime. They use it to divide everybody. Easier to control when no group makes up a majority. And if they solve the problem we won’t need them. Most of the prison system, court system, lawyers, would be so much less in demand. (they’d crap if they had to do a real job) To top if off, not only do they not plan to solve the problem, they are going to fleece law abiding citizens by imposing a harsh tax on firearms related purchases. People will just go the next town that’s not ‘dry’.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Excellent article! Regardless of what they say . . . it’s always about hassling the gun owner, and collecting MORE MONEY!!!!!!!!

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SAF

How OLD is Ryan Mello? He doesn’t look old enough to hold public office! As my mother used to say, “The milk still drips from his chin!” Then again, look at Omar! She doesn’t even look old enough to have married her brother! Seriously, our political landscape is beginning to look more and more like Sesame Street. Romper Room. Some of these people are not elected; they are appointed. Thanks to Obama, the UN Agenda 2030 is poisoning even our local Planning Boards. A very informative article on this subject is titled “The U.N. Plan For Global Control” by Berit… Read more »