Sound Off for August 25th: Should Seattle’s gun tax stay or go?

Sound Off for August 25th: Should Seattle’s gun tax stay or go?

The National Rifle Association is part of a group suing the city of Seattle over its new gun tax.

The law imposes a 25-dollar tax on every gun sold in the city and a two to five-cent tax on every bullet.

City officials plan to use the estimated half-million-dollars collected each year to offset some of the costs of gun violence.

Seattle estimates taxpayers pick up 12 to 17 million dollars each year in medical costs from gunshots.

The NRA says the law violates Washington state law that prevents a city from passing its own gun control measures.

The gun tax is slated to take effect January first.

What are your thoughts? Would you like to see the tax stay or go? You can also email your response to soundoff@kxly.com.