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Mississippi Second Amendment Weekend Provides Tax-Free Gun, Ammunition, Suppressor Sales

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, assault weapons and handguns are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill. In a questionnaire for The Associated Press, the four GOP candidates for governor, state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford and …
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AWR HAWKINS

The Mississippi Second Amendment Weekend is underway, which means residents can buy guns and ammunition at retail without sales tax.

The state of Mississippi nixes the sales tax on guns, ammunition, and specific hunting supplies each year during the last full weekend of August.

According to the state’s Department of Revenue, the tax-free holiday began Friday, August 25, at 12:01 a.m. and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 27.

Items eligible for tax-free purchase include bullets, shotgun shells, bows and bow accessories, bow parts, bow sights, crossbows, firearm parts, holsters, scopes, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, and suppressors, among other things.

The NRA-ILA reports that lawmakers passed legislation in 2014 to launch the Mississippi Second Amendment Weekend. And “Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves (R) encourages [residents] to participate in 2017’s tax holiday by visiting Mississippi retailers … and stocking up on hunting and shooting supplies for the fall.”

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.

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