Tacoma City Council delays gun, ammunition tax until 2021

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma City Council has announced that implementation of a new tax on firearms and ammunition will be delayed until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The News Tribune reported that the City Council voted for the tax in November in response to gun violence, approving a $25 tax on firearms and a 2-to-5 cent tax on each round of ammunition. The tax was scheduled to go into effect July 1 but city council members determined Tuesday at a meeting that they would not be able to meet all the necessary requirements before then. City Council is expected to scheduled a new implementation date in January 2021.