PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – A Plano lawmaker has introduced legislation to create a tax-free holiday for gun-buyers in Texas. The holiday would take place on Texas Independence Day, March 2.
"We filed this bill, the Texas Gun Ownership Reinforcement Act, because we sincerely and strongly believe that Texas should take the lead in the fight against the Federal Government's attempts to infringe on our Second Amendment rights," said State Representative Jeff Leach, who introduced the bill. "This act encourages and incentivizes lawful gun ownership and allows law abiding citizens, hunters and sportsmen the opportunity to save money on firearms."
If passed, the tax exemption would include shotguns, rifles, pistols, revolvers, gun accessories and ammunition, as well as other hunting equipment.
"Various states have taken actions in more of a defensive sense to protect and preserve our Second Amendment rights," says Leach. "This act specifically is more of an offensive bill in that it encourages lawful gun ownership in Texas."
Louisiana passed the ‘Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Holiday Act' in 2009 which provides an exemption from state and local sales and use taxes on individuals' purchases of firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies on the first Friday through Sunday of each September.