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The City of Seattle continues to refuse to disclose how much money it’s making from the gun and ammunition tax.

“One can presume or suspect that the revenue is nowhere near what they projected,” said Dave Workman of, who filed suit for the statistics.

The City passed legislation in 2015 to charge gun shops $25 for every gun sale and a nickel for every round of ammunition, projecting that it would raise up to $500,000 a year for gun violence prevention programs.  It went into effect in January 2016.

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Yet, as we near the 2nd quarter of 2017, the numbers have not been released.

“You’re a public agency, a municipality. You’re collecting taxes. The public has a right to know what you’re collecting,” said Workman.




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