Firearms Fee Hike Is A “Poll Tax”

NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox took to NRATV’s Stinchfield Wednesday to condemn the liberal policies that raise the price of using a firearm and limit Americans’ ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

“Imagine if they tried to do that to the First Amendment, tried to do that to your ability to worship the God of your choice—that you’re going to have to pay in order to do those sorts of things,” Cox said. “This is a poll tax. It’s designed to prevent people from owning and exercising firearms.”

Cox explained that under these fee hikes, the states’ poorest residents, many of whom live in high-crime areas, may not be able to afford a firearm for self-defense: “It hits the poorest among us, the people who often live in the areas where they probably need a gun more than anyone else from a self-defense standpoint.”