August 25, 2015 12:30 pm -


The National Rifle Association is suing Seattle over its gun violence tax.

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

A companion measure requires gun owners to report cases of lost and stolen firearms to police.

“The Seattle ordinance is nothing but a ‘poll tax’ on the Second Amendment and an effort to drive Seattle’s firearms retailers out of business,” said National Shooting Sports Foundation General Counsel Lawrence Keane, a plaintiff.

The lawsuit, filed on Monday in King County Superior Court, argues that Washington state law bars municipalities from creating their own gun regulations, the NRA said.



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