Maybe Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess thought of the adage that when you tax something you get less of it when in 2015 he sought to fight gun crime by introducing a bill placing a $25 tax on every gun sold and a 5-cent tax on every bullet sold. There is another adage he forgot, and a true one -- more guns mean less crime.
Indeed, they do not. The only people who follow the law are the victims of criminal violence. Liberals forget that when criminals decide to kill, they don’t factor into their decision whether the cost of the gun and ammunition. And when they decide to break the law against murder, a Seattle ordinance neither disarms nor deters them.
As a matter of interest, there is no Washington state law against the ordering of ammunition online. I would be interested to know if Midway or any other large retailer adds state taxes or fees onto an ammo sale to Washingtonians or other residents of the left coast. Ed.