The Seattle City Council proposed a tax on guns and ammunition. I propose a different tax.. on politicians.
Despite the fact that local gun laws are pre-empted by Washington state law, the city council says they need a gun tax due to the social cost of guns.
I get it. City councils across the country will tax any political minority they don’t like… and for obvious reasons. One is a culture war to cleanse the community of those who hold minority views. That makes the majority more comfortable despite their lip service to diversity. Cultural cleansing also makes it easier for politicians to get re-elected.
The second reason to tax honest and honorable firearms owners is even simpler to understand. Spending tax money is how politicians get re-elected. In this case, the question isn’t why gun owners were targeted by the anti-rights city council. They real question is why gun owners were not taxed and fined years ago given the skewed and anti-rights slant of these elected officials.
Gun owners in Washington State have not lived up to their reputation. Rather than being quick to anger, Washington gun owners have remained politically inert as the right of armed self-defense has been attacked time after time. I hope this plan will wake up Washington State firearms owners.
I propose a citizens initiative to tax politicians. The city council said we must tax guns because of the harm done with a gun. The city council ignores a bigger problem; nothing is as dangerous and destructive as a politician.