L.A. Councilmen Want Seattle-Style Gun And Ammunition Taxes

posted on October 13, 2015

Two Los Angeles city councilmen have introduced a proposal to tax firearm and ammunition sales in the city. Councilmen Paul Koretz and Paul Krekorian, who are known for supporting any and every anti-gun proposal imaginable, are now pushing Council File 15-1188, which seeks to impose a tax modeled on one passed in Seattle earlier this year. The measure would add a $25 tax to each firearm sold, as well as between 2 and 5 cents of tax to every round of ammunition sold. 

In urging Seattle’s mayor to reject the ordinance, Lawrence Keane of the National Shooting Sports Foundation wrote, “Imposing this tax is akin to taxing licensed pharmacies to combat a heroin epidemic”—and the same could be said of California’s copycat scheme.

Indeed, despite having some of the strictest, most ridiculous and redundant anti-gun laws in the U.S., Los Angeles also has a murder rate about 44 percent higher than the national average.

Latest

Frank Miniter
Frank Miniter

From The Editor: Will More Europeans Go Pro-Gun Rights?

It is an open question whether, as everyone sees Ukrainian citizens picking up rifles to defend their lives and liberty from Russian troops, more Europeans will come to the conclusion that this is a right every law-abiding person needs.

President’s Column | Ukraine’s Example

For anyone who ever needed proof of how crucial gun rights are to our survival and our safety, I have just two words of advice: Remember Ukraine!

Freedom’s Biggest Movement: Constitutional Carry

I am immensely proud to join with Second Amendment supporters across America in celebrating a major milestone reached in April, when Georgia became the 25th constitutional-carry state.

Standing Guard | 151 Years Strong!

With the NRA now over 150 years old, it's no overstatement to say that the vision, initiative and determination shared by you, me and millions of our fellow members have fueled the greatest restoration of freedom this nation has ever seen.

President Donald J. Trump to Address NRA Members at the 2022 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits

The former president will headline a star-studded cast of political heavyweights at the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas.

Court Rules That 18-21 Year Olds Also Have Constitutional Rights

Here's what a recent ruling from the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means for 18-21-year-olds' constitutional rights.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.