Seattle gun tax failure? Firearm sales plummet, violence spikes after law passes

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Re: Seattle gun tax failure? Firearm sales plummet, violence spikes after law passes

Postby Mysguidednlv » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:56 am

It is a shame that the city has become what it is now... it is one of the most beautiful areas in the country. That being said, it has a nasty underbelly that no one there wants to talk about. Drug violence, lots of homeless...

Glad I left in 2009, it's only gotten worse.

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Re: Seattle gun tax failure? Firearm sales plummet, violence spikes after law passes

Postby Bitter Clinger » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:04 am

Seems a common theme when it comes to Democrats and Taxes...

Residents Are Leaving CT By The Tens of Thousands

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Re: Seattle gun tax failure? Firearm sales plummet, violence spikes after law passes

Postby Ruark » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:39 am

When I was a kid 5 or 6 years old, we lived in the agricultural country near Modesto, CA. It was a beautiful place, with dairy cows and farms and flowers everywhere, and we loved going to Modesto. Now Modesto is a gang-infested sewer, one of the worst places in the country. Sad. Guess they need stricter gun laws, eh?
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Re: Seattle gun tax failure? Firearm sales plummet, violence spikes after law passes

Postby Soccerdad1995 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:59 am

I lived in Seattle for almost half my life. Left there in 2007 and have only been back on occasion to visit family. It really is a beautiful area with a lot of great people. But there is a pervasive liberal mindset there.

Seattle has a basic geography problem when it comes to their ability to impose taxes and raise the minimum wage, etc. The city is very small in area, and most of the people who work in the city limits actually live in other cities. So when they decide to tax guns, people just buy a gun in the city where they live. When Seattle decides to raise the minimum wage, people respond to higher restaurant prices by eating dinner at a restaurant that is in another city. It is the same for other goods and services.

Fortunately, the rest of the state tends to be more conservative, especially as you get to the eastern part. Seattle is kind of like Austin in that regard. Except that Seattle is the largest city in Washington state.
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Re: Seattle gun tax failure? Firearm sales plummet, violence spikes after law passes

Postby bblhd672 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:13 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:I lived in Seattle for almost half my life. Left there in 2007 and have only been back on occasion to visit family. It really is a beautiful area with a lot of great people. But there is a pervasive liberal mindset there.

Seattle has a basic geography problem when it comes to their ability to impose taxes and raise the minimum wage, etc. The city is very small in area, and most of the people who work in the city limits actually live in other cities. So when they decide to tax guns, people just buy a gun in the city where they live. When Seattle decides to raise the minimum wage, people respond to higher restaurant prices by eating dinner at a restaurant that is in another city. It is the same for other goods and services.

Fortunately, the rest of the state tends to be more conservative, especially as you get to the eastern part. Seattle is kind of like Austin in that regard. Except that Seattle is the largest city in Washington state.


Eventually enough people will leave the city of Seattle to settle in other areas, then vote in the exact kind of people in their new area who ruined Seattle in the first place.
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