Injecting “race” into ANY subject is merely a political technique to squelch any and all discourse.
I believe Sportco is actually in fife. I'm wondering if Surplus Ammo wishes they were still down the street from me in Lakewood. I'm also curious about Bass Pro in Tacoma off Hosmer and how this will affect them. (other than to send everyone down to Cabela's in Lacey).Sportco, Bullseye, Surplus Arms and Ammo, Welchers, Pistol Mary's to name a few.
This, according to the progressive left, is "inclusiveness", maybe even "diversity"The reason I asked is because one news report I watched today the person said
" well, like Seattle they will see very little benefit of the tax because nearly all gun retailers have left"
It was supposedly amended to exempt parts and manufacturers.I have heard it won't impact gun parts, does anybody know the skinny on that?
I don't know if they personally played a part or if the mayor realized that they might loose the Aero revenue stream all together. Aero CEO and other employees were there to speak out against this extortion fee..................It was supposedly amended to exempt parts and manufacturers.
My guess is that Aero Precision played a part in this carve-out. Political grandstanding and virtue-signaling takes a back seat to money.
Tacoma City Council approves tax on firearms and ammunitionNT said:Employees from Aero Precision, a manufacturer of firearms in Tacoma that employs more than 400, came to speak in opposition.
“This type of regressive tax really impacts our ability to be competitive,” Aero Precision CEO Scott Dover said during public comment.
One Aero Precision employee said no one from the council had ever reached out prior to the tax proposal.
“We were a ghost to all of you. No one even knew we existed,” he said.
After delay, Tacoma takes up new version of controversial gun taxMyNW said:There were other concerns from business owners like Scott Dover, CEO of Aero-Precision, one of the largest gun manufacturers in the country.
“This tax will affect not only over-the-counter sales, but it will eventually affect parts and components,” said Dover. “It will just literally put us out of business if we were to stay in Tacoma with this type of tax.”
With 450 employees at the company, Dover says that’s something Tacoma City Council should care about.
New taxes on guns, ammunition OK’d by Tacoma City CouncilFox said:“This type of regressive tax really impacts our ability to be competitive,” CEO Scott Dover of Tacoma-based manufacturer Aero Precision said during public comment. The company employs more than 400 people, the report said.
I had totally forgotten Welchers moved even though I bought a gun from them after the move. Yes they are Lakewood now where they built a nice looking indoor range. Wife and I went right after it opened to look. It was empty as they were pricing the place as if they were wanting to immediately go under. Did buy a gun in the shop while there. I am seeing now the range has changed to pricing that should work. Keep meaning to go there one day just to give it a try. They have 75 foot lanes instead of 50 but, hell I can hardly stay on paper at 50 any more unless I am using an opticIsn’t Sportco in Fife? And Welchers in Lakewood?
Read the letter on Precise Shooter's website for a list of gun stores that departed Seattle due to the tax.Exactly - this goes without saying.
What was the approximate percentage of gun shops that actually left Seattle?
Sad but as I said I would not shop there any more after if they stayed. I have been buying from them since they opened and like them a lot. If they do close and move? I would be more than willing to drive to the new spot they open. Hell I would be glad to come down and help tote and lift for the move and would bring pastries and coffee for all
Didn’t read the thread in its entirety, just going off of the thread title here:The woman's constituents were under-represented at the meeting in more ways than one.
Surplus Ammo relocated to Montana some time ago. Not sure if they knew years ago that this tax was coming or not.I believe Sportco is actually in fife. I'm wondering if Surplus Ammo wishes they were still down the street from me in Lakewood. I'm also curious about Bass Pro in Tacoma off Hosmer and how this will affect them. (other than to send everyone down to Cabela's in Lacey).