NJ has raised taxes and fees on alcohol, Uber, divorce. Now you could pay more for guns

NJ has raised taxes and fees on alcohol, Uber, divorce. Now you could pay more for guns

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A NJ budget is reached raising taxes on corporations and those making more than $5 million. Chris Pedota, INACTIVE Over the past 20 years, New Jersey has slapped new taxes and fees on rental cars, cigarettes, fertilizer, hard alcohol, Uber rides, vehicle registrations, wine, Airbnbs, e-cigarettes and divorce filings, to name just a few examples. But in their search for more revenue, lawmakers haven’t touched guns and ammunition. Gov. Phil Murphy wants to change that. As part of the $38.6 billion budget proposal he unveiled last week , Murphy called for boosting gun fees — in some cases by 20 times or more — and adding special taxes that will make it more expensive to buy and use a gun in New Jersey. Murphy framed the proposal, which would bring in an estimated $9 million, as part of his larger effort to tighten the state’s already strict gun laws. He noted that gun fees haven’t been raised since 1966 and the $2 it currently costs to get a handgun permit is lower than the price of dog licenses in many towns. “This is what’s needed to support the efforts of Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, our State Troopers and county and local law enforcement, to fight crime and track gun violence, and to combat the trafficking of illegal guns into our state,” Murphy, a Democrat, said in his budget address. “In 2018, roughly 80 percent of guns used in the commission of a crime came from out of state.” One […]

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