NRA sues over Seattle's adoption of 'gun violence tax'

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  • intervention slc, UT
    Aug. 25, 2015 4:19 p.m.

    We're in the second amendment does it say that the government cannot collect taxes related to gun sales. The first amendment garentees freedom of the press but it does not prevent the government from collecting taxes When you buy a paper. If you go to the store and buy a bible the government taxes that transaction as well. The private sector caters in some way to people's exercising every right under the consitution but it does not mean the government cannot collect taxes on these transactions.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Aug. 25, 2015 4:03 p.m.

    Re: "Nothing, but nothing the NRA does reduces gun violence in this country."

    So, I guess the millions of Americans that have been educated by the NRA on gun safety, and the thousands of lives saved by that education, don't count, somehow.


    Seems like the liberal mantra is, "Decent, law-abiding citizens's lives DON'T matter."

  • RedShirtMIT Cambridge, MA
    Aug. 25, 2015 12:17 p.m.

    To "ordinaryfolks" you are wrong. Just look to South America. They have very stringent gun laws and have few legal gun owners yet have a much higher rate of gun violence than the US. If you look further into the situation, when you look at the number of deaths as a factor of the number of people that own guns, the US begins to look better because the other nations have greater rates of gun violence for every gun owner.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Aug. 25, 2015 11:52 a.m.

    Seems reasonable, I pay tax on alcohol bought at a state run socialist business, that already takes all the proceeds, after minimal compensation to it's employees.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 25, 2015 11:23 a.m.

    The 2nd Amendment is not unlimited, there can be regulations, you just can't have total bans on guns.

  • ordinaryfolks seattle, WA
    Aug. 25, 2015 9:37 a.m.

    Amen, Hutterite.

    Nothing, but nothing the NRA does reduces gun violence in this country. I wonder how many know how many murders, suicides and violent crimes are committed by gun owners? It is the shame of this country that tens of thousands dies every year and more are injured, just to keep the NRA happy. No other country in the world is as violent and arrogantly so, when it comes to sensitible gun laws.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Aug. 25, 2015 8:20 a.m.

    The only violence done with a gun involved is with bad people who won't pay the tax anyway. So what good is the tax except to penalize honest law abiding citizens who don't have anything to do with the violence? That is 99.9% of legal gun owners.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Aug. 25, 2015 7:10 a.m.

    The only thing the NRA can do with gun violence is make it worse. It's nice to see people trying to do what they can in spite of them.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    Aug. 24, 2015 10:18 p.m.

    Intervention, none of those you mentioned is guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment. It will go toSCOTUS and get struck down. It is just another masked attempt at gun control by trying to make cost prohibitive. Benn tried before, unsuccessfully.

  • intervention slc, UT
    Aug. 24, 2015 5:12 p.m.

    While these taxes seem exesive I don't understand your concern about "targeting a specific group," many taxes target specific groups (products) tobacco, alcohol, gas taxes for example.

  • Utahutesthroughandthrough Murray, UT
    Aug. 24, 2015 3:36 p.m.

    This is a tax to target specific groups. Especially the law abiding conservatives that want to have a concealed weapon (2nd Amendment). This is a targeted tax and should be fought tooth and nail due to the fact that it is targeting just specific groups.