New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy reportedly is proposing major hikes in gun-permit and licensing fees that include, for instance, a 2,400% increase in the permit fee for a handgun, from $2 to $50.
Such fees have not been raised since the 1960s in New Jersey and the governor’s plan has not been formally introduced in the State Legislature, said NJ.Com.
However, details obtained by NJ Advance Media show that permits for handguns would rise from $2 to $50, a 2,400% increase. Gun ID card fees would rise from $5 to $100; handgun-carry permits go up from $50 to $500; and manufacturer licenses rise from $150 to $1,500.
On June 13, Gov. Murphy said, “It’s hard to believe it’s actually cheaper to get a permit to purchase a handgun, which is $2, than it is to get a dog license in practically any town in our state.” Since taking office five months ago, the Garden State governor has passed six gun-control laws.
Scott Bach, who heads the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, said the proposal would “punish law-abiding gun owners for the acts of criminals and madmen,” reported NJ.com.
Bach also said the governor’s plan would not “survive a court challenge.”
This is probably a desperate bid to fund legislation signed by Governor Murphy making New Jersey one of the latest states to help cover the costs of college tuition for illegal alien invaders.
Gov. Murphy has asserted that being a legal citizen is not paramount to tapping into the state’s taxpayer-funded education coffers. Instead, it’s all about his brand of immorality.
“Tuition equity and equal access to financial aid are moral standards that we as public officials must uphold for all New Jersey students, whether they were born here or not,” Murphy states on New Jersey’s official website.
“These young people came to this country as children,” the governor continues, “were educated in our schools, and are just as American as anyone else.” Except that they’re not legal Americans.
Late last year in New Jersey, things got very strange.
Maybe this Santa thought he was a drug-dealing pimp, and when he shouted HO! HO! HO!, it meant something different to him?
In a bizarre and unfortunate twist, a white-bearded volunteer Santa is facing drug charges after an overnight New Jersey traffic stop.
Charles Smith, 66, of Pompton Lakes, a volunteer Santa, wasn’t wearing his Santa Claus costume when he was pulled over in South Hackensack at 2 a.m. Monday, but had one with him at the time, police said.
“This is the guy who has our kids sitting on his lap,” South Hackensack Police Capt. Robert Kaiser said, according to the Hackensack Daily Voice.
Without even searching, the arresting officer could clearly see a crack pipe, and upon a subsequent search of the bad Santa’s vehicle, the officer found empty bags of crack & heroin and a hypodermic needle, according to the police.
Smith was charged with possession of drug paraphenalia and released, the Bergen Record reported.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
June 25th, 2018