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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Mississippi Gun, Ammo Tax Holiday Coming This Weekend

Mississippi’s gun and ammo tax holiday, set for this weekend, is a boon to retailers and gun owners alike.

According to a report at clarionledger.com, the weekend—when the state’s 7 percent sales tax is waived for guns and ammunition—has become the biggest weekend of the year for some sporting goods retailers.

“It's actually bigger for us than Black Friday,” Todd Sarotte, manager of Van's Sporting Goods in Brandon, Miss., told The Clarion-Ledger. “It's grown every year, and for the last two years it's been bigger than Black Friday for us.”

Created by a law passed in 2014, the tax holiday begins Friday at midnight and runs through midnight Sunday.