The anti-gun liberals just don’t get it. Let’s put it in the simplest of ways to explain the reality they just can’t seem to embrace.
Law abiding gun owners by definition do not commit gun crime.
Seattle politicians are perfect examples of this bankrupt, backwards thinking. They recently passed a massive gun tax, $25 per firearm and $0.05 per round of ammo, all designed to raise money to fight gun crime. They estimated the tax would raise between $300,000 and $500,000 annually, all of which would be used to fight gun crime.
But they didn’t really think that one through. Turns out gun sales in the city plummeted by 20% and the tax will end up raising no more than $200,000 on the high end. It could end up being closer to $100,000 by the end of the year.
What’s worse is gun related crime has increased. And not by a little.
Comparing the first five months of 2017 with the same period before the gun tax went into effect, reports of shots fired are up 13 percent, the number of people injured in shootings climbed 37 percent and gun deaths doubled, according to crime statistics from the Seattle Police Department.
So in essence, the tax discouraged legal gun ownership (you know, good guys having guns), didn’t raise the money they planned for and had the effect of increased gun related crime.
I’m guessing the only people shocked by this are the people who thought it was a good idea to begin with.