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Laws, not taxes

Okay, a levy of $20 on guns so that customers can go a few miles into the county or drive a few miles to Idaho to buy them is going to help how?

Just because Seattle does something, why does Spokane have to follow suit? If I wanted to do things the way they do in Seattle I would move there! We don’t need more taxes, we need stricter gun laws! You are not going to stop anything with taxes, but you may help defer more shootings by having stricter regulations on AR-15s and the like.

Until the feds move on better laws, taxes will have little or no impact except to drive businesses out of Spokane city, which will affect our tax roll, so how does that help? Then you will want more taxes to offset the businesses and jobs that leave!

While we all know something needs to be done taxing is not the way to solve the matter. How are you going to enforce a private sale to one a quarter when we currently need more police just to take care of the day-to-day crime?

Colleen Gardner

Spokane


 

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