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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

NJ Governor Wants To Punish Low-Income Gun Owners With Insane New Fees

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) wants to significantly increase the cost of owning a gun in the state - proposing fees that would be among the highest in the country, according to the New York Times.

Currently, a firearm identification costs $5, a permit to own a gun $2, and a permit to carry a gun costs just $20. Murphy wants to raise that to $100 for the ID, $50 to own a gun and $400 to carry. In addition, Murphy wants to slap a 10% excise tax on ammunition and a 2.5% firearms excise tax.

The proposals are part of the state budget which must be passed by June 30.

The new fees would - as they always do - disproportionately punish low-income, law-abiding, mostly minority gun owners who wish to defend themselves and their families in high-crime areas.

While Murphy lives in mostly white Princeton, NJ - which has an average income of $125,000 and virtually no violent crime, residents of predominantly black Asbury Park - with an average income of $37,737 (2016) and more than double the national crime rate, would be much harder pressed to come up with the extra $523 to legally defend themselves.

Murphy claims that there is no "war on responsible gun owners," and that the funds raised from the fee hike would go towards anti-violence initiatives.



Anonymous said...

This is a classic Democratic attack on african americans to disarm them to control them.

Anonymous said...

It's an attack on every gun owner in zoo jersey

Jersey boy said...

I believe that it is a guaranteed right to carry arms. AND HE IS TAXING IT. I believe that it is a guaranteed right to vote. WHEN IS HE GOING TO START TAXING THAT !!!

Anonymous said...

But I'll bet the blacks voted for him because.....he's a democrat.

Anonymous said...

Taxing the 2nd Amendment is ILLEGAL.

Anonymous said...

The Dems need to tax all acts of stupidity if they want to fill their treasury.

Anonymous said...

TAX EBT ?????