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A Seattle judge upholds the city’s new fee for guns and ammo dubbed the gun-violence tax

December 30, 2015

Business Insider

December 23, 2015

By Victoria Caveliere

A judge upheld Seattle’s new tax on firearms and ammunition sales on Tuesday, rejecting a challenge from the National Rifle Association claiming the measure violated a state law barring municipalities from enacting firearm legislation.

The Seattle City Council unanimously approved a “gun-violence tax” on sellers of firearms and ammunition in August, directing proceeds toward violence-prevention programs and research beginning in January 2016.

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