“Gov. Phil Murphy is proposing to significantly hike fees for buying and selling firearms in New Jersey, a move that would raise the cost of gun permits and licenses for the first time in half a century and likely trigger a legal challenge from Second Amendment advocates,” NJ.com reported Thursday. “Murphy, a Democrat who has already signed half a dozen gun control bills in his first few months in office, has publicly called for raising such fees.”
Of course he did. New Jersey’s draconian citizen disarmament diktats weren’t enough. The new edicts won’t be either. Neither will Murphy’s proposed incremental Intolerable Act. They never will be.
“The plan would raise the cost for handgun purchase permits from $2 to $50; firearms identification cards from $5 to $100; handgun carry permits from $50 to $400; retail gun dealer licenses from $50 to $500; and wholesaler/manufacturer licenses from $150 to $1,500, among other hikes.” theNJ.com report continues. As much as he hates guns not in the control of those working for him, Murphy’s not above looking forward to the prospect of “$1.4 million in additional revenue from the sale of firearms.”
by David Codrea