New Jersey: Don’t Let Governor Murphy Tax Away Our Gun Ownership!

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At a time when a record number of Americans are buying firearms, many for the first time, Gov. Phil Murphy wants to shut down this trend. IMG NRA-ILA

At a time when a record number of Americans are buying firearms, many for the first time, Gov. Phil Murphy wants to shut down this trend, just like everything else in the Garden State. The Governor has never hidden his disdain for private gun ownership, and he has certainly proven throughout the COVID 19 crisis that he isn’t afraid to be heavy-handed. So, few people were actually surprised this week when he proposed drastic fee hikes on gun permits.

The Governor rolled out the enormous fee increases in his budget proposal. Under his new tax scheme, the cost of a pistol purchase permit would increase from $2 to $48 and Firearms Identification cards would increase from $5 to $98. It’s also important to keep in mind that the vast majority of states don’t even require these bureaucratic hoops in the first place. This amounts to a poll tax on gun ownership and a fundamental constitutional right. The Governor, a Wall Street multi-millionaire who enjoys around-the-clock protection and a taxpayer-paid security detail, has clearly made his position known: elitists with money have more rights than average citizens.

The Senate Budget Committee and Appropriations Committee is taking public input on Gov. Murphy’s budget proposal. It’s important to make your voice heard during the two-week timeframe for submission of testimony (August 28 – September 11).

Those wanting to submit written testimony may send a copy via e-mail through the State Legislature's homepage, or by mailing a copy to:

Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and/or Assembly Budget Committee

C / O Legislative Budget and Finance Office
Office of Legislative Services
P.O. Box 068
Trenton, NJ 08625-0068


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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jmb1911
jmb1911
21 days ago

As a New Jersey resident and pro 2A, what this avowed progressive governor has done is make that much harder for law abiding citizens to get the necessary permits etc, for legally purchasing and owning guns in NJ. the fees are outrageous. There is a decline in tax revenue, that is one reason why he is doing this. Secondly Governor Murphy is a staunch anti gun person and he does mention that from time to time. These increases have nothing to do with ‘gun violence’ since criminals don’t go through the legal process . Uncle Dudley in tour post here… Read more »

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
23 days ago

Is there not a single republican in the New Jersey legislature or senate?
The people of Jersey needs a loud voice on their behalf to push back on this tyrant and his over handed behavior of the citizens.
This shows you how much elections matter, so vote.

KDad
KDad
23 days ago

These proposals run afoul of the “shall not be infringed” portion of the 2nd Amendment as they would make it difficult if not impossible for some to acquire a firearm.

chocopot
chocopot
20 days ago
Reply to  KDad

For decades, I have been asking the simple question: Where in The Second Amendment are there words to the effect, or even a suggestion to the effect, that there can be imposed any restrictions, limitations, or exceptions? I have yet to receive an answer to that question. In spite of that, there are now more than 23,000 gun control laws at the federal, state, and local levels, all apparently approved by Courts at some level. How can that be? Based on any straight reading of The Second Amendment, all of those 23,000 laws are very clearly unconstitutional, yet there they… Read more »

Dragonfly
Dragonfly
23 days ago

in TX; I was thinking the same thing when I read the NJ Gov’s new anti-gun proposals. Individuals like him, Soros and Bloomberg et.al. are a bain on the world, let alone the US. The incidents in DC following the President’s acceptance speech is just another example of the deterioration of the US. If President Trump should loose the election, God help us.
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Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
23 days ago
Reply to  Dragonfly

LOSE! Not loose.

willyd
willyd
23 days ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

If all you have to do is correct the English or spelling get a life, Dragonfly got the POINT ACROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
23 days ago
Reply to  Dragonfly

Actually I do believe the riots and looting will continue no matter who is elected or reelected next November. However if President Trump is reelected he will soon put a stop to them. If it is Biden get lots of ammo and organize your militia. It will be needed before long. In any case prepare. Without preparation they win with preparation we win. Take that to the bank! Make no mistake about it this is an insurrection!

willyd
willyd
23 days ago
Reply to  Arizona Don

Ammo might get a little pricy but will be worth it if TSHF!!!!!!!!!

Phil in TX
Phil in TX
23 days ago

Thank God I don’t live in NJ!

Phil in TX

willyd
willyd
23 days ago
Reply to  Phil in TX

They are getting what they voted for, THE DEMO-RAT TRADERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tionico
Tionico
23 days ago
Reply to  willyd

True dat, but from what I was able to figure out about the also-ran candidate, while Murphy had a proven track racord that stank, the competion seemed to be cut of the same cloth but did not have previous opportunity to impose policies that stink. Liggle doubt in my mind he would have been just one more mule in thesame traces, pulling the same freight to the same destination. What IS it with Joisey where they can’t get any decent canditates to toss their hats into the ring? Must be a whale ov an undergound system that suppresses such thoughts… Read more »