Detroit City Council votes in favor of placing additional tax on ammunition
Resolution requires mental health background on purchaser
By Larry Spruill - Reporter, Kayla Clarke
Posted: 7:19 PM, November 20, 2018
Updated: 7:19 PM, November 20, 2018
DETROIT - The Detroit City Council has voted in favor of placing an additional tax on bullets.
“This is the city of Detroit, we continue to beat Los Angeles every year with the number of homicides, in senseless gun violence,” said Wayne County Commissioner Reggie Davis.
Davis calls his resolution "the bullet bill." The resolution requires a mental health background on purchasers of ammunition in Wayne County, and also limits the purchase of bullets in the county. It also puts a tax on the sales of bullets.
“It has to stop somewhere and I feel this is a means to an end and that’s what this whole bullet bill agenda is all about," Davis said, adding that he knows all too well about gun violence.
“I lost two brothers, one uncle, first cousin -- all as a result of senseless gun violence. It’s just too much, I’m just really sick and tired of turning on the TV every day and watching you guys report, 'Hey this guy just shot another young man,'” he said.
The next step: The Wayne County Commissioners will vote on the resolution in a full meeting Nov. 29.
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Get over yourself. You're not that special unless you walked on the moon or received the Medal of Honor.
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The county commisioner who introduced the bill evidently thinks that raising the cost of ammunition by placing an additional sales tax on it, will reduce "senseless gun violence."
Seriously, does this guy think that increasing the cost of a round of ammunition by a few cents will discourage murder?
"Well, the bullets are costing a little more, so I'm not gonna whack that asshole today." Yup, that's how it will work.
A mind is a terrible thing.
Sounds like he is encouraging people to reload, or he is promoting the LGS outside of Wayne County to sell more ammunition! And he will be the first to complain when the city revenues take a dip due to people taking their business outside the city/ county.
A superior pilot is best defined as one who uses his superior judgment to avoid situations requiring the use of his superior skill.
This local law if passed will get shot down so fast as MCL 123 1102 Sec 2 clearly states that no local government can tax or otherwise pass any law on firearms or ammunition that is contrary to federal and state law.
Do you honestly think that the above, or the Constitution matter to a bunch of Liberals? Detroit has been run by Dems since January of 1962, and look what they did to that city.
They are great at passing useless/will never stand up in court Resolutions. Doing anything for the people of Detroit; not so much. They are a good form of entertainment for those of us with a brain and far enough away to be out of their control. You could not pay me enough to live in Detroit/Wayne County!
We have a President again. Thank God.
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They did it in Seattle a few years ago and all the proceeds were supposed to go to gun violence causes. They were supposed to collect millions in revenue. Still not a peep about how much they've collected, or where that money has gone.
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