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WA STATE HOUSE BILL 2374...AMMUNITION TAX PROPOSAL

Discussion in 'Firearm Legislation & Activism' started by czechmate82, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. czechmate82

    czechmate82 Marysville, WA Member

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    I'm surprised no one else has posted this yet...WA State House Bill 2374 proposes to add a $.05 tax to every round of ammunition, or every component of a round of ammunition (impacts reloads and in-state reloading businesses), i.e. bottle of powder, each individual (yes, each individual) primer, each empty case, etc. I'll save everyone the trouble or reading my praddle on this, but suffice it to say, the new tax is to pay for "offsetting the impacts of gun-related violence." I thought I already did this by paying for the salaries and equipment for police. I've already emailed my reps though the state website...I don't know how much good it will do, but I encourage everyone else on the forum in WA to do the same... I refuse to have to pay extra for "impacts" of crime when criminals are supposed to be made to pay for their crimes...
     
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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    So .22lr is going from 10¢ each to 15¢ - that would suck big time.
     
  3. David Bowman

    David Bowman Beaverton OR Archer Defense Concepts

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    Have it shipped from any of the places that sell ammo through the mail. I would welcome WA to try to get a company in Texas to pay their silly tax when shipping bullets into the state.

    If I lived there, might just start making my own....
     
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  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Say good by to any ammo on the shelves,cause once this info is more main stream it will all disappear.
    Do they do this for car parts,or alcohol for drunk driver injuries?
    These guys,use emotion to pass bills that make no sense. But it's as many have said,they won't need to come get our bang sticks cause all they will be are sticks without ammo
     
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  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Well,the problem there is it would be like the Natives and cigarettes .They stop those trucks
    If you got caught importing ammo from out of state without paying tax on it,I'm sure the law will cover that
    They will just tell the guy in Texas to not ship to Washington
     
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  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Statewide this cannot be legal.
    Because when does it end? First a few cents here, then a few cents more..

    I would assume statewide it would be unconstitutional? Then again, thats never stopped them..
     
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  7. David Bowman

    David Bowman Beaverton OR Archer Defense Concepts

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    Gonna be awful hard to pull over every UPS, or FedEx truck, and every freight shipper and search their loads to find out what is in it. And it isn't up to the shipper to make sure the taxes are paid, it is up to the receiver.

    And they may tell places that sell ammo that if you don't pay the jizya, you can't sell here. A lot of folks in Seattle will just be headed from Seattle to Portland, Spokane folks to Coeur d'Alene, or Tri-Cities residents to Pendleton for the weekend, stop in at the local Walmart/Sportsman Warehouse/Cabelas/Fred Meyer/Fishermans and pick a few boxes of their favorite bullets and then head on home. Won't ever stop that. Just like it won't stop a thug from spending some of their loot/drug money on some bullets at the store.

    I might set up an ammo superstore right over in Jantzen Beach if they pass this law.
     
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  8. Wayne

    Wayne Near Tacoma Active Member

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    Jan 12 First reading, referred to Judiciary. Same place 2354 went, generally a place to die. This was talked about here a few weeks ago.
     
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  9. WasrNwarpaint

    WasrNwarpaint Portland Well-Known Member

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    What? you dont think Oregon is not progressive liberal socialist infested? if a gun law gets passed in Washington I pretty much accept its coming here.
    are you going to run your business in Oregon to avoid bad laws but yet you may need to live in Washington to prevent your 15 yr old child from getting their pee pee's chopped up due to bad laws in Oregon...because the govt is standing between you , your child and that surgeon salivating on the 20k hes about to make chopping up your under age kids

    it maybe a really bad investment, you setup shop and Oregon taxes ammo the same way 6 months later:rolleyes:

    im just saying I dont believe there is any escape on the west coast Im afraid
     
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    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    they still make 22LR? I haven't seen it on the shelves for years.:p
     
  11. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hey now!

    Just because you can't prove that .22lr, Nessy and Sasquatch do exist doesn't mean they aren't out there somewhere:D
     
  12. balaperdida

    balaperdida eastern idaho Well-Known Member

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    Seems unfair that the tax on .22LR would be the same as on .50BMG.
     
  13. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Just another reason to buy a .50:rolleyes:
     
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  14. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    You say that like anything the government has done in the past is fairo_O
     
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  15. Wayne

    Wayne Near Tacoma Active Member

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    What I can't figure out is how are they going to tax a pound of powder @ .05 a round, 1700 rounds per pound for 9mm or 280 rounds of .223. Then there are the bullets, if you cast are they going to tax the lead ? A 50.00 tax on a brick of primers ? Let alone the 100 or so new hires they will need to just figure out how to split the taxes between the cities. I get a headache just reading this thing.
     
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    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Looks like it missed the cutoff for this legislative session.
     
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