Its primary target is the Seattle tax on guns and ammo.
Challenge likely as Seattle opts to add tax on gun, ammunition sales: http://t.co/6Cuiu8wkQ9— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) August 11, 2015
But more interesting here is the notion of "car violence."
The terms of the comparison are not clear. If hybrids and electrics are exempt, then maybe it's making fun of carbon reduction and calling carbon emission by hyperbole "car violence" - though of course emissions do in some sense harm the planet as our existing ecosystems are constructed.
But of course a more obvious sense for "car violence" is the too-frequent result of car crash.
And we know that death by motor vehicle is a leading cause of death.
So it's not actually clear that car violence should be dismissed in a joking way.7% of Americans die of "non-natural causes". I try to explain what the hell that means here: http://t.co/ckWm3i0DKF pic.twitter.com/3C1OH9UWfI— Mona (@MonaChalabi) August 13, 2015
But because car death has been successfully normalized as "accident," and car death is not often the result of a driver's direct intent to cause violence or harm, we aren't as comfortable talking about car violence and the system of hydraulic autoism that mystifies and even statistically increases its probability.
Here in Salem drivers have struck down and killed six people on foot this year.When we choose urban street design speed, we choose how many peds it's OK to kill in a crash http://t.co/lletYPL1Oi pic.twitter.com/LDdcQUt8tO— Jeffrey Tumlin (@jeffreytumlin) April 7, 2015
And we know the costs nationwide are huge, and many of them have been externalized so that the users of cars don't bear the costs of car use and the damages the cars cause.
Pigovian and not so crazy at all.