WA – Gun Control – Washington state Supreme Court rules in favor of Seattle’s gun tax

SEATTLE TIMES.COM August 10, 2017 – The Washington state Supreme Court has upheld Seattle’s tax on gun and ammunition sales, according to an opinion issued Thursday morning. The justices ruled 8-1 to affirm a previous decision by King County Superior Court, which sided with the city against opponents, including the National Rifle Association. The city has been imposing the tax of $25 per firearm and 2 or 5 cents per round of ammunition for more than a year and a half, following City Council passage in 2015.  [full article]

Sergey Solyanik, a software developer for Microsoft, moved his gun store, Precise Shooter, from Seattle to Lynnwood after the city’s tax went into effect. Here, he holds an Anschutz sporting rifle in July 2015 in his former Green Lake-area shop. (Sy Bean/The Seattle Times)

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