If there is one thing that racist Democrat elites hate, it is the idea of poor people, especially poor minorities enjoying equal rights.
Rights are something for the elite, not the dirt people who serve them.
This was always a principle of monarchies, which is one of the reasons why the Democrats want to make us more like Europe. They want to codify their superiority into the law.
New Jersey is already one of the most gun unfriendly states in the union, but the Governor of New Jersey wants to make it even more unfriendly to poor people and minorities.
Because New Jersey is run by Leftist Democrat assholes who hate guns and poor people who try to be self reliant.
The New York Times will take several pages to explain why that’s not so.
Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey wants to put the state at the forefront of a movement to raise fees on gun permits in order to expand efforts to tackle gun violence and reduce the flow of illegal firearms.
Which has NOTHING to do with legal gun permit owners.
Though New Jersey has strict gun control laws, its firearms fees have not changed since the mid-1960s, making it a bargain for gun owners. A firearm identification card costs $5, while a permit to own a firearm is $2. A permit to carry a gun costs $20.
Making people pay for a Constitutional right is wrong. I had to pay $10 for a FOID in Illinois and I still think that was wrong.
New York City, which also has stringent gun laws, charges $340 to apply for a permit to own and carry a gun.
Because New York is tyrannical hellhole that is experience a declining population because of the high taxes, crumbling infrastructure, and streets filled with human shit, run by a mayor that wants to ban new skyscrapers and tax the old ones to death. They should not be the model of how to do anything.
Mr. Murphy, a Democrat, has proposed fees that would be among the highest in the country. An identification card would cost $100, an owner’s permit would be $50 and a carry permit $400.
That’s right, $150 to just own a gun in your own home.
New Jersey has a $8.85 minimum wage, which will go to $15 in 2024. So as of right now, it would take a working class person Almost 17 hours of pre-tax income for a permit.
That is more than two full days of pre-tax income to afford a Constitutional right.
That is a horseshit poll tax.
“There’s no war on responsible gun owners,” Mr. Murphy said in an interview. “We can support the efforts of the attorney general, state troopers, county and local law enforcement, to do the stuff we need to do: track crime, track gun violence, combat trafficking of illegal guns.
Bullshit. How many permit holders are the ones engaged in violence and trafficking? Almost none. This is a war on legal gun owners.
“I was in Jersey City,” he said. “It’s at least $10 to get a dog license in Jersey City. It’s still $2 to get a permit to purchase a firearm in New Jersey.”
That $2 is $2 too much.
But gun owners’ groups say the governor is trying to use financial pressure to curtail their lawful rights.
Yes it is.
At least 12 states, including New York, Connecticut and Washington, have moved to increase fees and taxes on guns and ammunition since the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, according to a study by Southern Illinois University.
Though higher fees might discourage some people from buying firearms, gun control advocates and researchers said they were not certain that higher fees alone would reduce violence.
“Most crime guns in the Northeast are thought to come from the ‘iron pipeline’ from the South, and then they’re sold on the street,” said Daniel L. Feldman, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, referring to guns that are bought in states with looser restrictions and then sold illegally in states with tighter ones.
So the increase in fees won’t stop the crime and we know it, but New Jersey will move ahead with it anyway.
Because it’s not about crime. It’s about stopping those poor people, especially poor brown people from having gun rights.
But gun control groups do support the idea of raising the cost of owning a firearm to pay for programs that would make it harder to use guns to commit crime.
And how does charging law abiding people make it harder to commit crime?
“We think it’s a smart way to legislate,” said Jonas Oransky, the legal director at Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control group founded by Michael R. Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor.
“We support strong data-driven intervention programs,’’ he added, “and think that it makes sense to fund them by raising revenue from gun purchasers.”
And the above data says that this is shit.
A leading gun rights group in the state has threatened to sue Mr. Murphy if his proposal becomes law, and the state’s hunting community is also lobbying against the proposal.
“It’s going to affect gun shops tremendously,” said Lisa Caso, who owns Caso’s Gun-A-Rama in Jersey City. “It’s going to deter a lot of people from buying permits. In our business, you have people coming in who barely have money to buy the most modestly priced guns, which are around $300.”
For New Jersey Democrats, that’s a feature not a bug.
Ms. Caso said some of her customers have told her that people are stocking up on permits now, worried about the possibility of higher fees.
“I think what Murphy would want to happen,” she said, “is for every gun shop in the state of New Jersey to just close.”
That is 100% accurate.
It’s not about crime. It’s about keeping the poor in their place, which means not self reliant and without equal rights.
If they can’t ban gun ownership, they will make it prohibitively expensive for “undesirables” to get the permits for the rights.
If this passes, I hope it gets changed all the way up to the Supreme Court.
I’d like to see permits to own struck down nationwide.