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How to drive firearms businesses out of your city

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Old Dog, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. lemaymiami

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    Doubt that increased revenue was even considered by towns or cities that do this sort of stuff.... You can bet that the main players asked for input from "true believers" before going this route... and completely disregarded the ordinary voter. The only way to combat this sort of stuff is to work hard to find someone to run against each and every one of those running things in the next election.

    Now if the majority in your town actually want this sort of stuff in place - then it's time to consider whether to stay there. I believe folks in Californian have been voting with their feet for years for example...
     
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  2. MachIVshooter

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    I would think so. It's basically a poll tax.

    But law suits are expensive & time consuming. Most small businesses can't afford an endeavor like that independently, so unless you get a coalition of FFLs and gun rights groups collecting donations, it's a "might beat the rap but won't beat the ride" kind of situation.

    ATF gets very cranky when "I"s aren't crossed and "T"s aren't dotted. If they suspect it's deliberate & nefarious, they won't give warnings, just jerk your license & shut you down.
     
  3. doubleh

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    The issue isn't about additional tax revenue and the powers that be really care little about the citizen's safety. It's just about getting rid of gunshops and it works. If all ammo and gun dealers nation wide would band together and refuse to sell any guns or weapons to the cities that pass these laws it might help to rectify the situation.
     
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  4. theotherwaldo

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    -I'm just glad that I didn't take that transfer to Todd Pacific Shipyard, Tacoma... .
     
  5. herrwalther

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  6. Browning

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    I worked at a gunstore for a few years.

    Sure, on firearms ... not so much on ammunition.
     
  7. Sniper66

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    Seems obvious that the intent is to run gun stores out of the city and ultimately out of the state. Unfortunately, legitimate businesses and their employees are hurt the most. In dealing with the city commission in my city, I have learned that they really DO NOT CARE who it hurts. Such is zealotry. They cannot possibly be naive enough to believe it will actually help someone. Consumers will simply do as consumers always do; look for a better deal, which means internet sales or the next city or the next state. Eventually, there will be no next city or state.
     
  8. Catman42

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    sorry to hear what is happening in some ares. in this very remote high plains area, gun shops have increased. they also have a good selection. i guess it pays to live in the high lonesome country. also our next state s.dak. has some really good gun shops. we do have gun thefts here though as they are easy to git rid of. teens go around looking in pickup trucks for guns left in them then they break in and steal them. they wont see any in our trucks or cars.
     
  9. BAMASUPER45

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    Lived in Seattle for 11.5 years. Sounds like something they would do.
     
  10. kheeka

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    Cities dont use their money, they use yours, the taxpayers. Makes no difference to the politicians or bureaucrats.
     
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