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Want Fewer Murders? Tax Guns and Ammo | Washington CeaseFire

The Daily Beast

A novel approach to curbing gun crimes in Seattle looks to sidestep legal battles with the NRA.

With a new national push to combat gun violence, the city of Seattle has begun to tax firearms and ammunition in an audaciously creative way to get around Second Amendment protections on guns. The tax has passed its first court test, signaling an approach that other municipalities could adopt, with a $25 tax on every firearm sold in the city, 2 cents on every round of .22 caliber ammunition, and a 5-cent tax for every other round of ammunition.

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