Stop the Murphy Gun Tax

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Posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018, 3:11 PM PERMALINK

Governor Murphy wants to tax away your right to bear arms.  

The Governor is aggressively pushing for higher fees and taxes on firearms in the state budget this year. Fees that would make getting a permit and owning a gun far more expensive than it is today – pricing some New Jerseyans out of their constitutional rights. 

But there is still time for you to do something about it. Your State Senators & Assembly Members need to hear from you. Sign our petition at ATR.org/MurphyGunTax.

Click HERE to sign the petition to Stop the Murphy Gun Taxes.

These aggressive tax & fee hikes include:

  • Handgun permits, increasing from $2 to $50
  • Firearms ID cards, increasing from $5 to $100
  • Handgun carry permits, increasing from $50 to $400
  • Retail gun dealer licenses, increasing from $50 to $500
  • Wholesaler/manufacturer licenses, increasing from $150 to $1,500
  • 10 percent ammunition tax
  • 2.5 percent firearm tax

This would make New Jersey’s carry permit the most expensive in the country.

Middle-income and low-income residents will be most drastically affected, as many would not be able to afford these costs, and effectively lose their second amendment rights. 

These taxes are so over-the-top, they may be unconstitutional. Scott Bach, the director of the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, told NJ Advance Media “If the Legislature doesn’t reject this proposal again, as it did last year, we will sue to overturn it”

Sign our petition, and tell Governor Murphy to stop violating the constitution and start making New Jersey more affordable.

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