From Legal Insurrection: After Seattle’s Gun Tax: Lost Jobs, Little Revenue, More Violent Crime. Is anyone who is not a liberal surprised?
Although Seattle’s gun tax was supposed to bring in $300,000 to $500,000, it’s brought in less than $200,000. The money was supposed to be used to “study” gun violence and to somehow lower the cost to taxpayers for gun violence.
It didn’t turn out that way, and Seattle ended up forking out taxpayer money from the general fund for the “study.” Meanwhile, small business owners have shuttered their Seattle gun shops, causing employees to lose their jobs. Furthermore, Seattle police report that gun violence has sharply increased.
The gun tax didn’t raise as much as promised. The gun tax did nothing to deter gun violence. The gun tax put people out of work lowering other tax streams. Liberal legislation at it’s finest.