RT @nytimes: New Jersey will stop buying guns from makers and sellers who do not take steps to keep guns from falling into the wrong hands, the governor said Tuesday. It is the first state to take such stringent action against the firearms industry. https://t.co/GTPqtsoyvq
You can pay in cash, but this does limit you to in person transactions. There are also other downsides to cash including the amount you may have to bring in to buy a firearm. Furthermore, this is attacking the banking services of the companies who make and sell firearms and firearm related accessories. So you may have cash, but it will cost you more and you may have more trouble getting what you want.
Ultimately though, these actions create dangerous precedents where government is indirectly infringing upon peoples rights. It seems like I've seen some similar actions from certain governments we don't think highly of in the past.
Honestly, this is just wonderful for the country. I am sure this is going to help us heal the divides and totally not make shit worse.
The state will also apply pressure on major financial institutions, seeking information from banks that do business with New Jersey about their relationships and policies involving gunmakers and sellers.
The state, which says it pays more than $1 billion in bank fees every year, could use the disclosure requirements to decide whether to continue doing business with financial firms.
New Jersey estimated that it has spent more than $70 million in recent years on firearms, supplies and ammunition for the State Police and other law enforcement agencies.