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How's that gun tax working?

Discussion in 'Firearm Laws & Legal' started by Dave Workman, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. PaulB47

    PaulB47 Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Excuse me, what's the difference between a "gun violence tax" and a government boondoggle to "prevent" suicides, directed against shooting ranges and other gun owners? Do you imagine these boondoggles are cost-free?

    How's that suicide task force working? :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I have to admit I don't understand the question after reading the post 3 times. Could you rephrase for us in the back row?
     
  4. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Discount Guns on Lake City Way closed its doors.
     
  5. L84Cabo

    L84Cabo Orcas Island, WA Well-Known Member

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    The right to keep and bear arms is further protected by Washington's own state constitution. Specifically it says this...

    Article I, Section 24 of the Washington State Constitution states: “[t]he right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.”

    I'm not a lawyer but it sure seems like one could make a case that adding additional taxes to guns and ammo impairs this right...particularly for those of low incomes. Guns and ammo are already pretty darn expensive.

    To say nothing of the fact that making ammo more expensive means that people aren't going to practice and train as much. Do you really want people who own guns not to practice and train with them?

    But what do I know. I'm a simple man.
     
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  6. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You're not excused. There's no excuse for jumping the gun (not intended as a pun).
    The task force hasn't even been named, yet because the suicide prevention statute was only recently signed.
    Take a look a year from now.

    One thing this legislation did was derail some gun control efforts, and catch the antigun crowd rather flat-footed. They really weren't involved in the process, despite their attempt recently to claim credit for a victory. That's worth a lot.
     
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