NJ Governor’s Attempt to Massively Increase Taxes on Firearms Is Shot Down
This week, Leftist New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy was thwarted, ironically by his fellow Democrats, in his plan to target legal gun owners.
According to Bearing Arms:
Murphy had proposed a huge increase in taxes and fees on gun owners in his most recent budget; raising the cost of a permit to purchase a pistol from $2 to $50, increasing the fee for a Firearm ID card (required to own long guns in the state) from $5 to $100, and jacking up taxes on firearms by an extra 2.5% with a new 10% tax on all ammunition.
While the governor had demanded these increases in the past without success, Murphy was hoping that the budget deficit caused by his COVID-19 closures would encourage his fellow Democrats to sign off on his anti-gun budget this year. Earlier this week, however, the state legislature finalized a budget deal that does raise taxes on millionaires in the state, but leaves gun owners alone, at least for now.
The key words here though are “at least for now.”
This obviously implies what we all know, which is that the Left will not cease in their efforts to trample on the Second Amendment. They have no respect for any gun owner and will continue to try to eradicate our constitutional rights.
Allowing them power is extremely dangerous.