NJ Governor Pitches 2,400% Tax Increase On Firearms

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.

Comments

Wild Bill Steamcock Sat, 06/23/2018 - 15:01 Permalink

Then I'll just go buy one on the black market, dumbfucks!  You are only punishing law-abiding citizens with this lame-brain bullshit. Go look at gun crime in Chicongo- strict gun laws do fuck all for criminals.

Do theses assholes even think through the consequences of such legislation even once? 

I don't live in NJ, but if this takes hold, other states are going to follow suit

Escrava Isaura Looney Sat, 06/23/2018 - 15:17 Permalink

disproportionately affects the poor...

Poor people don’t care about guns and even less guillotines. They care about a job and owning a home.

People that care about guns are thugs and conservatives.

 

“Trump you’ll see turbocharged neoliberalism, and you can see it by making it harder for poor people to get mortgages.” — Chris Hedges

 

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Escrava Isaura Wild Bill Steamcock Sat, 06/23/2018 - 15:23 Permalink

Ad Hominem: A phrase from Latin which means "aimed at the man." It's almost always used to describe a way of arguing or criticizing that ignores the larger issues at hand and just attacks someone's character. Unfortunately, political battles in the media often boil down to ad hominem attacks instead of thoughtful debate.

 

HARTFORD — With significant advances in DNA testing and more surveillance cameras than ever, crime in Connecticut has dropped to its lowest levels in more than 40 years.

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-ct-crime-report-2014-1007-20141006-story.html

 

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SumTing Wong Croesus Sat, 06/23/2018 - 18:28 Permalink

My state charged me $50 for a LIFETIME CC permit with an extra $50 (what I think of as a bribe) needing to go to the local sheriff to tell them whether or not to trust me. Although I know we don't need a permit to exercise our 2nd Amendment rights, I got one for both my wife and me very quickly. As soon as each kid reaches 21, they will have one too...of they can still be had at that point.

Friends of mine don't even own a gun. They aren't sure what to do with a gun, but they have the same permit. We're teaching here.

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NidStyles Rapunzal Sun, 06/24/2018 - 08:43 Permalink

My mother was a Bohemian.

She loved guns. 

“The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” 

Seems pretty straight forward to me. Not archaic, not iconoclastic. Very forward, very progressive considering weapons were bannned by aristocracy for commoner ownership for the majority of history.

I will listen to someone if they know more about the past than me, and proves to be honest. Otherwise not.

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Dilluminati wadalt Sat, 06/23/2018 - 20:17 Permalink

People say blah-blah-blah and I read this and thought: hmm better invest in some reloading material.  Bought a case of 158's

http://montanagoldbullet.com/index.php/38-158gr-jhp-187.html

"The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed—where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once." Judge Alex Kozinsk

I do two gun clubs locally 

https://wfgclub.org/membership-info/

and

http://brsa.club/

I also get down to Peacemaker

http://www.peacemakernational.com/rifleRange

It is moments like these when I see what New Jersey cunts are doing that I pay attention and think, hmmm those bullets in bulk are worth much more than just entertainment value.  They are also a good investment.  I buy bulk so I get match grade at the same costs of Berry or lead.  

I'll laugh when you cunts get disarmed.

I was watching this show called Cartel Land

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4126304/

And it gets really good reviews because it illustrates the truth of being disarmed.   These schemes by the democrats and the gun grabbers are all the proof needed that you should be fully trained and practiced in handling firearms.   Suddenly guns didn't become an issue, suddenly guns didn't get violent. it was the "people".

A good and more honest narrative is here

https://www.nratv.com/episodes/commentators-season-8-episode-7-arne-dun…

But what you see happening in New Jersey is the warning you get before the moochers show up, 

Then you will see the rise of the men of the double standard–the men who live by force, yet count on those who live by trade to create the value of their looted money–the men who are the hitchhikers of virtue. In a moral society, these are the criminals, and the statutes are written to protect you against them. But when a society establishes criminals-by-right and looters-by-law–men who use force to seize the wealth of disarmed victims–then money becomes its creators’ avenger. Such looters believe it safe to rob defenseless men, once they’ve passed a law to disarm them. But their loot becomes the magnet for other looters, who get it from them as they got it. Then the race goes, not to the ablest at production, but to those most ruthless at brutality. When force is the standard, the murderer wins over the pickpocket. And then that society vanishes, in a spread of ruins and slaughter.

So let me explain this... 

There's a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you." Now... I been sayin' that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, that meant your ass. You'd be dead right now. I never gave much thought to what it meant. I just thought it was a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker before I popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin' made me think twice. See, now I'm thinking: maybe it means you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here... he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. And I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.

Let me add this, this will not come upon you as a thief in the night.  And these evil democrats make their agenda very clear.  

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Escrava Isaura Ace006 Sat, 06/23/2018 - 18:33 Permalink

History of Fear!

Oversimplified, but you’ll get the point.

The fear comes by taking the land and killing the indigenous people. The other fear came from the free slaves. When Britain controlled India, they didn’t kill the indigenous population or brought in slaves, so the British didn’t became paranoid of being killed by them.

The psychopathic killers tendency/instincts come from Christianity. Christianity was developed by psychopath men to program psychotic men starting in the 3rd century. Christianity violence is dormant right now because they were the biggest beneficiary of the global looting. As soon as that ends, watch how violent and desperate they will turn.

 

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Bendromeda Strain Escrava Isaura Sun, 06/24/2018 - 09:09 Permalink

The psychopathic killers tendency/instincts come from Christianity. Christianity was developed by psychopath men to program psychotic men starting in the 3rd century. Christianity violence is dormant right now because they were the biggest beneficiary of the global looting. As soon as that ends, watch how violent and desperate they will turn.

The only programming I see here is that of someone who slept with her Marxist professor.

Christianity is about the New Testament. Full stop. Whatever Emperors or Popes have done in the name is actually irrelevant - as you will find out. You are the one to idolize actual psychopaths.

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Government nee… Escrava Isaura Sun, 06/24/2018 - 09:20 Permalink

Over 90% of niggers vote Dim in the USA.  Niggers commit 6-7x the amount of violent crime per 100,000 that whites commit.  Niggers are the thugs in the US.  But the nigger-thugs vote Dim.  So there is that.  Christianity values individual life and holds as a central tenet 'thou shalt not kill'.  Hardly the makings of a psychopathic killer.  Islam, on the other hand . . .

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