BELLEVUE, WA –-(Ammoland.com)- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would not need to look at slashing state pensions, while Democrat lawmakers are talking tax hikes, to make up for a projected $2.75 billion revenue shortfall over the next two fiscal years if only the Garden State was more attractive to gun owning tourists and firearms manufacturers, the Second Amendment Foundation suggested today.
“New Jersey tax collections are down,” noted SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb.
“That might not be so if the state were friendlier to firearms businesses and gun owners in general. Many New Jersey gun owners are moving out of state to start new lives where there are ten amendments in the Bill of Rights. Gun manufacturing companies won’t go near the place as they plan their moves from other anti-gun gulags like neighboring New York, because New Jersey lawmakers have made their state just as toxic.”
Reuters reported this week that Gov. Christie just learned of an $807 million revenue shortfall for the current fiscal year. April tax collections fell “far short” of expectations, the news agency revealed.
“If New Jersey were friendlier toward gun owners,” Gottlieb observed, “the state might be able to attract lots more tourists to such places as the Jersey Shore and Atlantic City. But firearms rights activists refuse to enter the state. It’s not an organized boycott, but in many ways, it might just as well be.
“New Jersey lawmakers better snap to and accept the notion that law-abiding gun owners should not be treated like criminals,” he added. “But while this treatment continues, their brother and sister gun owners from other states will treat the Garden State like a noxious weed patch, spending their money elsewhere.
“What is really disturbing about this,” Gottlieb concluded, “is that Democrats are trying to blame Christie for the situation. But it is the Legislature, which is controlled by Democrats, that has set both the fiscal tone and anti-gun agenda for the state. They’re to blame, nobody else, and they are the ones who can change the situation.”
The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 600,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.
I am a contract engineer and I have refused to take job assignments in New Jersey and I avoid traveling through New Jersey because I am a free man, not a subject. Free men own and carry arms. Disarmed men are subjects.
But here in New Jersey we have wonderful gun free safe cities like Camden, Newark, Jersey City and who could forget the beautiful Atlantic City. All gun free and safe. Almost as safe as Chicago. This message brought to you by Mothers against drunk shooters or whatever we’re calling ourselves these days.
My family is not going to Detroit, Chicago, NYC, or NJ until I can carry to protect us. We just changed a trip planned for Shed Aquarium/Museum Sci & Ind and went to Gatlinburg Tn instead.
Let’s be honest. The politicions in NJ are both currupt and commies for the most part. They are not interested in fixing problems but making them worse. NJ is a giant shit hole and will be so in the forseable future
I live in nj because that is where my job and my children and grandchildren are and I hope our laws change and have worked for better laws for 40 years no luck so far. It is worse in nj than you even report. No nics checks on sunday as the nics check has to go thru the state police and they shut ddown their site 6 pm sat, This was upheld in court which said if the state police think there are too many gun stores fine.
Surprise, surprise! I can’t believe that democrats would blame others for their ignorant and tyrannical “governing.” Gee, too bad, another budget shortfall. Another “surprise.” Let the voters pay higher taxes for democrats in control. Let’em eat cake!
Personally I have no desire to leave the free South unless gas prices drop but I do note company addresses when buying online. I admit it’s not much but every little bit hurts.
He’s right. I live in neighboring PA, and I refuse to set foot in or do business with anyone in the anti-freedom hellholes called NJ, NY, CT, and MA.
They can all rot in hell and choke on their own tyranny.
Let NJ sink !….who cares ?!?! The country needs that cesspool like we need the plague !