Seattle Joins Chicago In Gun Violence Tax

Three gun rights groups, including the NRA, sued the city of Seattle on Monday over its adoption of a so-called “gun violence tax,” a tax on firearms and ammunition designed to help offset the financial toll of gun violence.

Officials modeled the tax after a similar one in Chicago’s Cook County, Illinois. Seattle’s tax, which would take effect in January, would add $25 to the price of each firearm sold in the city, plus 2 or 5 cents per round of ammunition, depending on the type.

ABC’s Ryan Burrow joined us from Chicago to discuss.

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