Seattle Passes 'Gun Violence' Tax — Gun Sales Plummet, Violent Crime Rate Soars:
"The city of Seattle, Washington, passed a controversial “gun violence” tax on the sale of all firearms and ammunition in 2015. Critics argued that violent crime would increase, and gun dealers would either close up shop or move out of city limits.
Proponents of the law, which went into effect on January 1, 2016, argued that neither would happen and the law would generate from $300,000 to $500,000 on an annual basis, which, in 2016, was earmarked to “fund a study of gunshot victims, including medical and behavioral interventions.”
The critics were right."