Chris W. Cox: Firearms Fee Hike Is A “Poll Tax”

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USA – -(Ammoland.com) –  NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox took to NRATV’s Stinchfield Wednesday to condemn the liberal policies that raise the price of using a firearm and limit Americans’ ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

“Imagine if they tried to do that to the First Amendment, tried to do that to your ability to worship the God of your choice—that you’re going to have to pay in order to do those sorts of things,” Cox said. “This is a poll tax. It’s designed to prevent people from owning and exercising firearms.”

Cox explained that under these fee hikes, the states’ poorest residents, many of whom live in high-crime areas, may not be able to afford a firearm for self-defense: “It hits the poorest among us, the people who often live in the areas where they probably need a gun more than anyone else from a self-defense standpoint.”

His statement comes after Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy proposed quadrupling the five-year renewal fee for pistol permits to combat the state’s deficits.

“You have a big-spending, liberal governor in Connecticut, who loves to spend taxpayer dollars on all of his pet projects. But he’s come up short, there’s not enough tax dollars to pay for all of his favorite programs,” Cox said. “So, he’s looking to leverage it off the backs of law abiding gun owners, and he’s doing it off the poorest people in that state—which is shameful, which is disgraceful and we’re going to continue to shine a light on it.”

NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox took to NRATV’s Stinchfield Wednesday to condemn the liberal policies that raise the price of using a firearm and limit Americans’ ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

“Imagine if they tried to do that to the First Amendment, tried to do that to your ability to worship the God of your choice—that you’re going to have to pay in order to do those sorts of things,” Cox said. “This is a poll tax. It’s designed to prevent people from owning and exercising firearms.”

Cox explained that under these fee hikes, the states’ poorest residents, many of whom live in high-crime areas, may not be able to afford a firearm for self-defense: “It hits the poorest among us, the people who often live in the areas where they probably need a gun more than anyone else from a self-defense standpoint.”

His statement comes after Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy proposed quadrupling the five-year renewal fee for pistol permits to combat the state’s deficits.

“You have a big-spending, liberal governor in Connecticut, who loves to spend taxpayer dollars on all of his pet projects. But he’s come up short, there’s not enough tax dollars to pay for all of his favorite programs,” Cox said. “So, he’s looking to leverage it off the backs of law abiding gun owners, and he’s doing it off the poorest people in that state—which is shameful, which is disgraceful and we’re going to continue to shine a light on it.”

  • 3 thoughts on “Chris W. Cox: Firearms Fee Hike Is A “Poll Tax”

    1. Would that not also give them a real time registration list?
      Drain the swamp hell. Time to vote these nitwits out of office.
      If this is how they occupy their time, they are not doing their job.`

    2. In the Hartford area alone there are 44,000 people living below the poverty line. If fees are increased for legal gun owner permits, it will open up the sale of illegal non registered guns and non permitted carriers across the state. This would increase felons and swell the cases in the court system adding to the cost greatly!

    3. The devilcrats will stop at nothing to eliminate the second amendment freedoms in America as a first step to trying to destroy America! Pure evil!! We need to fight them on every level! They are unfit for any office!

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