Skip to comments.N.J. Democrat: How about $500 per year to exercise 2nd Amendment rights?
Posted on 09/29/2010 6:13:30 AM PDT by Steve495
Pathetic. Disturbing. Unreal. Its already totally unacceptable the state of New Jersey severely restricts residents concerning their 2nd Amendment rights, but now a New Jersey state legislator suggests for $500 per year the state would reconsider their opinion. They think they can generate tax revenue through the scheme.
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Thanks for posting, reporting. The machinations of totalitarians.
Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-Cape May)
Why don’t we propose a $500/yr fee if you register as a Democrat.
They place such a burden on society, it’s only ‘fair.’
Oh, and let’s place a $500 fee on other rights, like voting. Oh, wait ...
“...........would be more open to accepting gun-toting citizens if they knew they paid $500 for the privilege.”
Key word here is privilege. Like many of the liberal asses they don’t understand the RIGHTS we already have.
Damn, by the headline I thought the article was saying they’d give me $500 a year to help me exercise my 2nd Amendment rights.
I think $500/year is about right, for the privilege of not owning a gun.
$500 tax for every church, printing press, microphone or television camera.
$50 tax per bilbe (Korans are free)
$25 for every time you ask to see a search warrant.
$10,000 jury fee.
$1000 non-testifying fine. You still don't have to incriminate yourself, but now you just have to pay.
In order to belong to any left leaning organization, liberal-socialist, communist etc. you have to be at least half brain dead to begin with, so what else would you expect?
Things like this are just tools to keep the poor (and often that really means Blacks) in a subservient position. Democrats love this stuff.
Will girls seeking abortions also have to pay $500 per year to exercise their rights?
didn’t think so.
How about we barter...so many bullets per 2A rights.
All reporters must pay a $500.00 fee to write.
How about a tax on Democrats, since they’re the people who always demand more federal spending?
I always thought "EXTORTION" was illegal. Guess not when the Gubbermint is doing it.
Many of the these people are the same liberals who are opposed to law-abiding citizens owning guns.
How much do they pay to exercise their right?
nah, a flat rate like that would be abused by 'big media'...
needs to be a per word rate...
Numerous God-given rights are listed in the Bill of Rights. If NJ charged $500 per person for exercising those rights each year, they could bring in thousands of dollars per person. I’m sure that Dems see nothing wrong with this dramatic expansion of the old poll tax idea.
How about $500 every time a politician talks. The state would have a surplus in about a week.
N.J. Democrat: How about $500 per year to exercise 2nd Amendment rights?
$500 per year for the right of Self-defense?
How about $500 per year to exercise 1st Amendment rights?
And it would cut down on Global Warming what without all that hot air being expelled for no reason.
How about a right to a speedy trial?
How about the right to a jury of your peers?
How about the right to free speech?
How about the right to peaceably assemble?
It's just as ridiculous to "tax" the right to keep and bear arms.
>N.J. Democrat: How about $500 per year to exercise 2nd Amendment rights?
Counterproposal: shoot politicians & bureaucrats who want to charge people for exercising their rights.
After all, the only ones who want to disarm you as a matter of course are those who wish to impose their will upon you via force.
It can be argued that disarmament itself is an act of violence.
NEW JERSEY STATE CONSTITUTION
Sec 5. No person shall be denied the enjoyment of any civil or military right, nor be discriminated against in the exercise of any civil or military right, nor be segregated in the militia or in the public schools, because of religious principles, race, color, ancestry or national origin.
“How about $500 per year to exercise 2nd Amendment rights?”
How about drop dead you @#&*%!
Just throw it back in their faces - call them racists and anti-poor, making it so that only rich people can afford to legally defend themselves. Accuse them of trying to railroad poor black families into prison.
Since that’s pretty much what they’re doing.
How about you go pound sand!
(609) 465-0700 (Cape May Court House)
(856) 765-0891 (Millville)
(856) 696-7109 (Vineland)
(609) 926-3779 (Somers Point)
... but doesn't have a published email address??
I’ve been living in Europe for a while now, but aren’t folks already paying license fees for that right?
The “New” NRA would probably go along with this.
Well they did have that little battle that Christie could see the spot from his office in Trenton. Some rag tag group crossing the icy Delaware to give a CHristmas suprise to some hung over Hessians.
Well....I might go along with this, if the bag limit on progressives is not less than ten per year.
When the season opens, there will be no bag limit.
That might actually make economic sense. In exchange for getting your CCW, passing marksmanship test, and agreeing to carry whenever you go out in public in NJ, you get $500. Spending $60K on putting 120 more CCWs out there will probably do more to reduce crime than spending $60K to add one more cop.
“When the season opens, there will be no bag limit.”
That’s how I see it. If I must clean my guns, it will have to be worthwhile.
If I lived in NJ, I would sign up.
They could save considerable money if they paid their legislature $1.00 per year.
No thanks. But if they do it, have the reps who vote for it go door to door collecting it. Should solve a couple problems that way.
Thanks for the post/ping. Great thread.
Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.
See you in NOVEMBER!
We used to have poll taxes. Why not a tax on politicians’ salaries.
Say 150%. And make it retroactive, like the Clinton retroactive tax.
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger
State Sen. Jeff Van Drew has proposed legislation allowing permitted N.J. residents to carry handguns.
"Senator Van Drew, for whatever reason, is kowtowing to the pro-gun forces of darkness who want to turn this country into an armed society," said Bryan Miller, executive director of Ceasefire NJ. "Its very simple: Do we want to be standing in line at a grocery store, at a movie theater, sitting next to someone in a church or anywhere else not knowing whether that person is legally carrying a handgun?"
How would that wimp, Bryan Miller, react to living in Alaska, Arizona or Vermont where almost all adults can carry concealed handguns for free without any permit or license? He sounds like he wouldn't leave his home. Period.
We’ve been discussing this at njgunforums for a bit now. I’ve come to the conclusion that this is a dem lawmaker in NJ who sees the writing on the wall but wants to dip his hand into our pockets while we’ll still agree to it. He _KNOWS_ that Carry will come to NJ and it will be administrative costs only so getting us to voluntarily accept a huge fee is his way to get something for nothing.
I’m also of the opinion that if they can get the camel’s head and front legs in the tent($500), it should be easy to get the whole camel in year after year I.e. raise the fee every year. $500 is the “teaser rate”.
If this is the only option for carry in NJ, I will probably clench my teeth and pay it. I already have a Virginia and Florida Carry permit and that’s really sad. Other states trust me more than my own.
Remember the poll tax! It's keep and bear. So it's open carry or concealed, one or the other. They can't charge you for either or for exercising a right.
I can understand the cities having problems with open carry. OK, let them take the path that Arizona and Alaska took. Arizona and Alaska made unrestricted concealed carry legal, except for felons and their de facto equivalent. Vermont never restricted concealed carry.
What if I said OK ... and exercising that right meant COMPLETE exercise thereof? Hang on before flaming me! This would include, under exemption 922(o)(1)(A), state authorization for the purchase, ownership, and possession of post-1986 machineguns, including open and unrestricted carry thereof.
Yeah, I mean getting a new M4 and zero hassles carrying it down the street.
No? Didn’t think he was serious.