Enjoy Tax-Free Gun Purchases In Two More States—For A Limited Time

posted on August 26, 2016

If you live in Mississippi or Louisiana, Happy “Second Amendment Weekend!” Customers buying guns in both states will get a break on sales tax over the next two weekends.

In the Magnolia State, from Aug. 26-28, purchasers of firearms, ammunition or hunting gear will be excluded from the state’s 7 percent sales tax. Likewise, Louisiana’s 5 percent sales tax won’t be added to non-commercial firearm purchases Sept. 2-4. The federal government imposes excise taxes on all gun and ammunition purchases, but these two states are taking a step towards joining five others where gun sales are always free from state sales taxes—Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon.

This year gun sales have skyrocketed, as the FBI processed a record number of background checks month-over-month. What’s more, several firearm manufactures are also reporting unprecedented numbers—for instance, Sturm Ruger & Co. shows a 19-percent sales jump in just its second-quarter.

Latest

Sen. Chuck Schumer caricature
Sen. Chuck Schumer caricature

Proof That Sen. Schumer Doesn’t Care About Crime

It is telling that anti-Second Amendment legislators spend no time contemplating the actual causes of crime; instead, they are stuck on repeat. It is therefore our job to talk about what really works.

A Win for the Second Amendment in California

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected California’s request to reconsider a case that challenged the Golden State’s overreach.

Shooting Straight with Jennifer Grossman

As the head of a non-profit that places the promotion of liberty at its core, Jennifer A. Grossman is part of the cultural struggle to keep our individual rights.

How is American Freedom Too Sensitive for Public Spaces?

Politicians supporting overly broad “sensitive-place” restrictions, and similar measures, are not making good-faith arguments. Rather, this is the latest ploy being used by gun-controllers in their pursuit of power.

Who Is The American Gun Owner? All Of US!

Many in the mainstream media and in Hollywood have long painted an unfavorable portrait of the American gun owner. Reality, however, paints a far different picture.

Fear and Loathing of Gaston Glock

With the passing of Gaston Glock, it is time to remember that the innovative design of the Glock 17 whipped gun controllers into a frenzy.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.