Petty Tyrants Don’t Want Americans to Earn a Living

Source: Jose Nino

The owners of Atilis Gym are currently going through one of their worst financial ordeals now thanks to the state of New Jersey’s shutdown orders that forced gym facilities to close down.

The two owners, Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti, have defied the New Jersey government’s shutdown orders. For their decision to not comply with the state’s draconian orders, they have been slapped with $1.2 million in fines

The gym owners have appeared on Fox News shows such as Tucker Carlson Tonight and voiced their opposition to the draconian lockdown policies. They said that the Governor and his cronies in the state government have “thrown everything he possibly could to shut us down.”

The two have received approximately 60 citations and have been arrested. ZeroHedge reported that “Every single day they open their gym in violation of the state order, the team rack up another 16K in fines.”

“He has arrested my partner and I, given us over 60 citations, some of them criminal. He fines us $15,497.76 per day for every day we’re open,” Smith remarked during an interview. Our fines are totaling over $1.2 million, but every single day, Frank and I open our gym.

New Jersey allowed gyms to start reopening on September 1. However, this reopening has certain stipulations where gyms must still comply with state restrictions and capacity limits.

Atilis drew national attention by refusing to comply with the state’s shutdown orders by opening its facility at the end of May, kicking off a legal dispute between the state and gym.

Smith emphasized in his interview that none of New Jersey’s Wuhan virus cases have been connected to his gym. Atilis’s policy allows for members to wear masks when they work out, but it is not mandatory. 

New Jersey is living up to its reputation as one of the least free states in the Union. 

Not only is the Garden State hostile to the right to bear arms, but it’s now doing everything possible to wreck people’s livelihoods. 

You can’t blame many New Jersey residents for potentially leaving the state in search of a saner political environment. Blue states are showing their true colors during this generalized crisis and citizens should plan accordingly for these trying times.