NJ Governor Pitches 2,400% Tax Increase On Firearms

NJ Governor Pitches 2,400% Tax Increase On Firearms

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New Jersey’s Democratic Governor Phil Murphy is floating a plan to increase taxes on buying and selling guns by up to 2,400%, according to guns.com.

Murphy estimates that the state will take in an additional $2 million in revenue from the tax, which would include raising handgun purchase permits from $2 to $50, and firearms ID cards required to own a gun or buy ammunition from $5 to $100. Permits to carry a handgun would skyrocket from $50 to $400.

In comparison, neighboring Delaware and Pennsylvania charge fees for carrying of $65 and $20 respectively.

Such taxes, of course, would disproportionately affect the poor – as rich gun owners can simply pay up for personal protection. Given that the average salary of a New Jersey armed security officer is $19.42 an hour, Murphy’s plan puts those who need to carry for their jobs under increased financial burden.

In a public signing ceremony for a six-pack of gun control measures last week, Murphy slammed what he characterized as the low fees of firearm licensing in New Jersey. “We must please responsibly increase the fees for gun licenses and handgun permits,” he said. “It’s long past time we did this. The last time these fees were increased was 1966.” –Guns

Gun dealers would also be affected by the change – with the cost of retail licenses to increase 10-fold from $50 to $500, while manufacturer licenses would jump from $150 to $1,500. The ATF charges similar fees of $200 and $150 respectively.

Murphy has rolled back several pro-gun reforms backed by the outgoing Chris Christie (R) administration, while shutting out Second Amendment groups and repeatedly blaming the gun lobby for the state’s violent crime. He’s also appointed a “gun czar,” attorney Bill Castner.

“Bill Castner will play an active role in enhancing the coalition and will help our administration to advance new common-sense gun measures and potential avenues for legal challenges to stop the scourge of gun violence,” said Murphy, adding “Leading the force for gun violence protection to build safer communities and protect families at the state level is of the utmost importance, and I am confident that Bill will generate ideas and solutions that will save lives.”

Murphy’s attorney general last week warned a number of gun parts makers they could face civil action for selling unfinished lowers and frames in the state and has been ordered by Murphy to publish a running “shame” list of firearm trace data. –Guns

So for those living in New Jersey and other states with high taxes on guns; the 2nd Amendment gives you the right to bear arms, if you’re rich enough to pay for it.

 


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    So glad I got out of New Jersey twelve years ago. Taxes were so high back then and with this new administration it looks like no facet of New Jersey life will be safe from increased taxes by the latest nutcase to be governor. From higher and higher Second Amendment-related taxes and fees to millionaire tax increases to higher property taxes to higher corporate taxes, New Jersey is definitely a state in a tax and lose death spiral (and that is not even starting to talk about its bankrupt pension system). Only question is what state will implode first, New Jersey, Illinois or California.

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      CALIFORNIA IS IMPLODING NOW. THE NEXT DEM GOV WILL CAUSE ILLINOIS TO IMPLODE. NJ IS TEE’D UP TO IMPLODE NOW!

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    cliff 4 weeks

    Just another COMMUNIST “politician” pushing disarmament of LAW ABIDING CITIZENS. This “law” is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Do you actually think CRIMINALS will get their guns from a retailers or “gun shop”?? The only thing this “law” will pertain to, are the honest citizen…AGAIN.(as usual)
    Time to vote this Anti-American/ Anti-freedom SCUM OUT.

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      Guillermo F 4 weeks

      These communist mother fkrs are violating our CONSTITUTIONAL rights and granting rights to illegals not given in the Constitution. It is going to be time to regain our rights one way or another…

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      Absolutely! And we must protest all these tax increases! Why should we pay for illegals to go to college?? Why must we pay a ridiculous tax on firearms? So we can’t afford to buy them and then we become sitting ducks while Murphy’s precious illegals run around with automatic weapons that we cant even buy here in NJ?? Murphy is clueless. All he wants are votes and he’ll do anything to get them. He MUST be voted out!

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        BUY ONLINE WHILE YOU CAN. SPORTSMANS GUIDE IS A GREAT PLACE TO BUY GOOD AMMO, CHEAP! USUALLY FREE S&H TOO.

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      Bama Bill 4 weeks

      And look at Chicago, most guns banned, but over 3,600 people shot last year. Just check out heyjackass dot com and see for yourself. The last two Sundays over 20 people shot.
      And Sunday thru midnite to 6a.m. was 32 shot! I’ve never heard of a shooter being fined for his “Undocumented” pistol? Guess they are NOT “Illegal”??? Yup, gun bans sure stop people being shot, NOT!

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        GUN CONTROL CREATES A CRIME INDUCEMENT ZONE. WHEREAS MANDATORY GUN CARRYING ELIMINATES ALMOST ALL CRIME!

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    cg 4 weeks

    how about we shove a double barrel up his ass and raise the tax for large ass holes 5000%?

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    Gives a new meaning to the term Jersey Jackass! Another name for the Governor!

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    It is like the liberals and the bible, the more they try to destroy the word of God and the more they try to destroy our right to protect ourselves they they will lose control of everything, they are anti-God and anti-Americans, sad first of all that the good people of New Jersey would even elect this pice of trash, sad that America would elect any DEMONCRATE, but by the nature of the word this is why, they are demonic.

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      ALL ANTI-GUN NUTS SHARE THE FOLLOWING CHARACTORISTICS: ANTI-GUN, ANTI-GOD, ANTI-AMERICA, ANTI-AMERICAN, ANTI-HETEROSEXUAL, PRO-MUSLIM, PRO-HOMOSEXUAL, PRO-ILLEGAL ALIEN, PRO-DEMOCRAT PARTY, PRO-GLOBAL GOV.

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    Joann 4 weeks

    So how much does this “royal jackass” pay his security? I think he is a brainless fool!

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    Junius Graham 4 weeks

    This is against the 2nd Amendment, and is a political move to enslave citizens. New Jersey is another Maryland, most like Baltimore. It is the garden of corruption and Jackasses.

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    Bill 4 weeks

    Someone should educate the CommieCrat Fool on the 2nd amendment and the definition of the word Infringe.

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    Gary 4 weeks

    Same thing the Brits tried at the beginning of the American revolution-seize the colonists arm. So the Crown could dictate. Also a favorite first for totalitarian regimes,right or left. Communism is famous for this, and the result is always a bloodbath for those who oppose. This literally is treason and sedition. What is more incredible, is that it isn’t prosecuted

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    James Maxwell 4 weeks

    What happens when you vote for a Socialist Democrat, they steal your money and all it
    a “tax” to help protect and keep you safe? From who, THEM and their cronies who are
    nothing more than criminals in suits while they disarm the honest citizens for their
    own protection when committing crimes against honest people. You vote for a Socialist
    Democrat and you get what you deserve, high crime from the “elected” criminals you
    so rightly deserve.

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    Chuck 4 weeks

    Should this LIBERAL BILL pass stop buying hunting and fishing License,do not support the Fish and Game Dept.,US Forest Service,Parks and Rec.Dept.

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    capnjack 4 weeks

    I’m looking forward to the law suit, brought by the family of the first casualty who couldn’t afford to purchase a gun because with your ridiculous idea of the law.

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    Steven Kaspar 4 weeks

    Try getting a permit to carry in nj this state sucks! How can these states get away with making you get a licence to be able to use a right given to you by the constitution?
    The politicians in this state are mostly democrat marist scumbags and the republicans have almost no say in anything! Most of the gun crime is in the larger cities filled with a criminal element,lazy bums getting government hand outs,illegals and the rest of the low life scum that votes these scumbag democrats in!

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    Bob Harris 4 weeks

    New Jersey is but one of the many communist states in America. Add New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California, just to name a few. It is a shame we can’t get rid of them all. They are states run under dictatorship!

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    Ron 4 weeks

    What do you expect from a radical left Democrat? Remember obama intended to “fundemetally change” the USA; they will not stop until we are in the dame sorryp condition as Western Europe…no borders, overrun by illegal alien scum…and no means to defend oursselves. It seems they want to provoke insurrection and rebellion among true patriots.

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    Just another Commie liberal bastard plying his trade,this why no democrat should ever be elected in this state or any state again,unless you like the idea of one day being locked in to this kind of nonsense for the rest of your life,liberal have no good idea’s,they are absullutely brain dead,they won’t stop till their dead and in the grave.

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    Maryann Delisio 4 weeks

    Keep voting those socialist it. Take a look at all the states run buy Demo RATS, they are destroyed states.

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    ANY ONE WHO VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT IS SICK IN THERE HEAD,AND I MEAN SICK IN THERE HEAD.

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    Kat 4 weeks

    More NWO BS! NJ is Beautiful! We have rmthe Coastal Beaches, & mountains,full of Lakes & Outdoor recreation to enjoy! Sandwiched between 2 Great Historic Citys: NY & Philadelphia; Culture, music, arts to partake in, you name it! Sadly, NWO👿 Rogue AntiAmerican/AntiHumanity Polititions are Hell Bent on Distroying it!

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    If you are tired of the BS taxes, do something about it. Recall these people. Stand-up and say no more.

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    Stan 4 weeks

    Boy what a prime Black Market Place! Thank You Governor Phil Murphy. I always knew Jersey had good mob ties!!!

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