If you guessed the caption pic is that of another lunatic anti-gun liberal you’d be spot on. They all have that sort of snarky look. Tim Burgess is a Democratic Seattle city councilman and nitwit amateur social scientist that in 2015 introduced and was instrumental in passing the city’s gun and ammo tax. His idea was to place a 5-cent tax on every round of ammunition sold and a $25 levy on each gun purchase. After all, he is a liberal and what liberal doesn’t like stealing other people’s money and wasting it upon stupidity? The idea was to create a fund for gun-violence research at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. The shakedown, uh I mean tax, was expected to raise between 300 to 500 thousand dollars to supplement the 275 thousand dollars allocated/stolen from city coffers. Of course, like all hair brained progressive ideas, the downside was never considered.
Instead of the three to five hundred grand expected, officials say the amount is less than two hundred thousand. No one will comment specifically on a true number. More truthful sources state an amount of just over a 100K.
What were the economic consequences? In 2015 the city identified “15 gun and ammunition tax payers.” (In liberal speak that translates into gun and ammo retailers) Now in the whole city, there is one left. The sole surviving business has suffered declining sales, layoffs and economic hardships for the owners and employees. Most of the other shops just moved out of Seattle. There has yet to be a statement by the city regarding these losses.
On the criminal side of things results were just as predictable. It was claimed the tax would make the city safer. Instead shootings are up 37% and firearm related deaths (read this as homicides) have doubled. Seattle government officials have all declined to comment. (My guess is that they were at Harborview Medical Center getting their heads pulled out of their ass)
Uber anti-gun activist Mark Glaze appearing on Tucker Carlson’s show attempted to explain this away. He said gangs with guns caused the increase in gun crime. OK Captain Obvious, then what did you need the tax money for if you already knew this? Another idiot said the city just needed more time. Right and a little more liberal “mordida” in the process will solve the problem. (Mordida translated from Mexican means “the bite.”)
Hey Tim, Mark is really on to something here. You don’t require any research, because it’s already done. You don’t need gun control you need DEMOCRAT control. It’s really Democrats committing the gun crime in Seattle. It’s not the GOP, the NRA, the Young Republicans or even the KKK. See, I solved it for you and it didn’t cost a dime. Of course you’d have to have some common sense and a functioning brain to comprehend what’s in front of your face.
The sad thing about Seattle is that Tim Burgess, a former police detective, is considered the most conservative member of the Seattle City Council. A newspaper article even said he wasn’t liberal enough to represent the city. That should tell you how truly insane that liberal government is.
I’ve often said that liberalism is a mental illness and a pathway to societal suicide. This is just one more of many examples proving my point. Make no mistake about it; the true agenda of the progressive anti-gun crowd is the total abolition of gun rights in this country. The Seattle gun and ammo tax was designed from the start to accomplish this. With recent liberal behavior advocating and celebrating violence against the forces of sanity and civilization, nothing could be clearer. These people are not your friends. A blind man can see where this is going. The lesson should be clear. Purchase the proper firearms to defend yourselves. Everyone should have at least one handgun, one modern sporting rifle and one shotgun along with proper quantities of ammunition. Get training and join a gun club. Ultimately it will be up to you to provide for your defense. With local law enforcement becoming fetal at the prospect of dealing with armed criminals, you are now on your own. Groups like Antifa and BLM will become more emboldened and more willing to use violence. Liberal courts will protect them in the process. You only have to look at some of the comments from the progressive side regarding the recent Virginia shooting involving members of congress to know what they are really thinking.
Stay armed my friends.