Democrats are determined to erode gun rights in any way possible. If they can’t repeal the Second Amendment, they’ll just pile fees onto gun ownership until no one can afford it anymore.
That’s what New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is trying to do.
New Jersey’s Democrat Gov. Pushing $550 Fee to Own and Carry a Gun
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) is pushing $550 in fees for law-abiding citizens who want to own and carry a gun for self-defense.
The New York Times reports that Murphy’s desired increase in fees is “20 times as much” as fees are today.
Currently, “a firearm identification card costs $5, while a permit to own a firearm is $2. A permit to carry a gun costs $20.” Murphy’s proposals would raise the cost to a point where the firearm identification card would be “$100, an owner’s permit would be $50 and a carry permit $400.”
Breitbart News reported that Gov. Murphy signed a “high capacity” magazine ban that took effect in New Jersey on December 11, 2018. The ban immediately turned owners of such magazines into fourth degree felons.
You know what this does? It makes it extremely difficult for poor people to own guns.
See some Twitter reactions below, via Twitchy:
Having a gun in New Jersey could soon cost 20 times as much: Gov. Philip Murphy’s proposed fees — $550 to own and carry a gun, up from $27 — would be among the highest in the U.S. https://t.co/Pb4VQZcpW9
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 22, 2019
Should call it the “Leave the Poor Defenseless Act.” https://t.co/XMJrxlyNj4
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 23, 2019
Democrats are Jim Crowing again.
— Antonio Martinez (@djtechchicago) April 22, 2019
This is de facto discrimination against economically disadvantaged people by unreasonably burdening their ability to exercise a Constitutionally protected right.
— ROCK THUNDERPUNCH (@RokThunderpunch) April 22, 2019
Pricing the poor out of a constitutional right.
In other words, an unconstitutional poll tax.
— Kevin Boyd🗽 🇺🇸 (@TheKevinBoyd) April 22, 2019
Way to go, NJ, you're canceling the Bill of Rights for those that aren't wealthy!#2A
— NonAggressionPrinciple (@NonAggressionP1) April 22, 2019