VIDEO: Lockdown Scoffing New Jersey Gym Owner Tells Officials Where to Put Their Fines

Ian Smith, the owner of the New Jersey-based Atilis Gym is once again telling the state government where they can shove their one million in “fines” assessed to him for ignoring the state’s coronavirus lockdowns.

The Bellmawr, New Jersey, gym owner posted a recent video revealing his acts of civil disobedience. In the video, Smith shows his packed gym and stands holding a series of printed messages telling viewers what has befallen his gym.

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Here are what the messages on his little signs say:

“Welcome to Atilis Gym, Bellmawr.”

“We have over $1 million in fines.”

“We have had our business license stripped.”

“We have had our doors locked and barricaded.”

“We have been arrested and have over 60 citations.”

“Today we will pass 84,000 visits to our facility.”

“We don’t mandate masks, We never will.”

“Gov. Murphy will see this video and fine us $15k for it.”

“But… free men don’t ask permission.”

“Or for forgiveness.”

“No Science. No shutdown.”

This is what true civil disobedience looks like.

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