Mississippi residents recently saved money on all purchases of firearms, ammunition and other hunting supplies due to the state’s Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday. From Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, Mississippi residents did not have the 7% sales tax collected on firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies—giving hunters the chance to save money before the start of fall hunting.
Besides firearms, the tax-exemption applied to many hunting items including ammunition, archery equipment, firearm and archery accessories, hearing protection, decoys, tree stands, blinds, holsters, belts, slings and more.
The Mississippi Legislature passed (S 2425) in 2014, establishing the Second Amendment Weekend on the first Friday of every September. In 2016, (HR 1687) was passed and moved the sales tax holiday to the final weekend in August.