Could all the talk about the gun industry’s “Trump Slump” be much ado about nothing? A quick look at newly released March numbers certainly dispels the idea of a precipitous drop so often proclaimed by those in the media: Figures show an increase in gun sales of 5.2 percent over the same period last year.
Hot on the heels of vetoing the right of at-risk women to have access to a gun to protect themselves from abusers, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe booted another bill designed to protect Virginia citizens back to the General Assembly, accompanied by an amendment to further restrict gun rights.
Seattle’s new gun and ammunition tax—$25 for every firearm and 5¢ per round of ammunition sold in the city—appears to have driven both merchants and customers out of the city, but requests for public records showing how much tax has been collected as a result of the new law have been refused by the city, the Seattle Post Intelligencer reports.
“Usually we have a lot more than this. This case isn’t even full.”
Opponents claim the measure violates state pre-emption laws, and will almost certainly take the city to court.