Mississippi Gets a Tax Free Weekend for Guns and Ammo Purchases

April 3 2014
by GSL Staff
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stock_327Now this is a tax bill I can get behind. Mississippi’s governor has just signed a bill that will make September 5-7 this year and will waive all taxes on firearms, ammo and other hunting equipment.

Here is the full story from the NRA-ILA,

Fairfax, Va. –Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law an NRA-backed bill creating an annual tax-free weekend every September for individual sales of firearms, ammunition, archery equipment, and certain hunting supplies. Senate Bill 2425 passed both the Senate and the House with strong, bipartisan support. The final vote in the Senate was 39 to 11. The final vote in the House was 102 to 16.

“This tax-free holiday honors Mississippi’s hunting heritage,” noted Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action. “The NRA is committed to promoting – as well as protecting – the Second Amendment and we look forward to the celebration of these freedoms when Mississippi gun owners and sportsmen visit their local firearms and sporting goods retailers in September.”

The inaugural tax holiday will take place September 5-7, 2014. Mississippi joins Louisiana in offering a tax holiday for sportsmen.

“Many Mississippians share my strong belief in the Second Amendment and love the outdoors,” Gov. Bryant said. “This tax holiday will help ensure Mississippians continue to enjoy our state’s great outdoor heritage for years to come. I thank the Mississippi Legislature for their hard work on this bill and for supporting Mississippi sportsmen and sportswomen.”

“On behalf of the NRA’s five million members, we want to thank Governor Phil Bryant for signing this bill into law,” added Cox. “We also want to thank the bill’s sponsor, Senator Philip Moran, Representative Jeff Smith who shepherded this bill through the House, and the pro-Second Amendment leadership of Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn. These men are true champions of our Second Amendment rights,” concluded Cox.

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and on Twitter @NRA.

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