Posted On: Saturday - June 24th 2017 6:40PM MST
In Topics:   Lefty MegaStupidity  Liberty/Libertarianism
We have only featured this one post here on Peak Stupidity, even though this writer is one of the minority of Americans who, apparently, can read this simple 5-10 page document. It's just that there are plenty of good sites with loads of info (here's one out of thousands) , and the stupidity of the gun control nuts has kind of plateaued, hanging quite a bit behind other stupidity flavors at this juncture. We're all over "Van Control" like white on rice, if that helps ya any.
Zerohedge features writings from Mac Slavo, operator of the SHTF-Plan prepper site. Here's Since Seattle Placed A Tax On Guns And Ammunition, The City's Violent Crime Rate Has Increased from Mr. Slavo, and here is the story on Zerohedge with it's great commenters.
This legislation for a tax on both guns and ammo. by the City of Seattle was passed about 2 years back, and I remember it from reading gun news. 5 cents per round of ammo doesn't sound like much unless your shooting .22's, in which case it's a HUGE increase, say 80% or so. The $25 per gun can be a 20% increase on a cheap carry pistol (Check out Jimenez arms, made in Henderson, NV). These lefties just end up pushing business out of town, for a pittance of revenue:
But Mike Coombs, owner of Outdoor Emporium, the last large gun dealer left in Seattle, said the actual tax revenue is almost certainly just over $100,000, a figure based on information he says the city shared with his lawyers.
Coombs said storewide, sales are down 20 percent while gun sales have plummeted 60 percent.
“I’ve had to lay off employees because of this,” Coombs said. “It’s hurting us, it’s hurting our employees.
Well,you know the people pushing the law at the high end are not all stupid. They want the gun stores gone, cause it makes them feel better, but safer, well, only the useful idiot voters believed that part, but they didn't get that result:
Comparing the first five months of 2017 with the same period before the gun tax went into effect, reports of shots fired are up 13 percent, the number of people injured in shootings climbed 37 percent and gun deaths doubled, according to crime statistics from the Seattle Police Department.It's true, as Mac Slavo also says, that doesn't prove much, but still, it's not like things are better with the violence by the street hoods/gangs.
All we can say here is that, maybe those street thugs are more cost-concious than you'd think. Is it possible they are gaining better shooting skills (oh, like not holding their guns sideways, for example) in an effort to cut costs? I'm sure thugs and gangs have got fixed costs to cover; by cutting their variable costs - injuring 37% more people with only 13% more shots - they can keep the books balanced.
C'mon Homies! Whadya need a refresher course? It's all economics these days!