Thursday, September 10, 2015

What A Great Idea

Here in Texas we get one weekend a year when the sales tax is waived on back-to-school purchases.
In 2015, Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on Aug. 7 – 9 — the state’s annual tax holiday. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.Texas Tax Free Weekend 2015 starts August 7th, 2015.
Well, the good folks in Louisiana have taken that idea and improved on it.

Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday
The 2015 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday will take place Friday, September 4 through Sunday, September 6.  During that time, guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies will be exempt from state and local sales taxes.

The sales tax holiday applies to individual consumer purchases of a wide range of hunting gear. Eligible hunting supplies include:
  • Firearms that may be legally sold or purchased in Louisiana 
  • Ammunition intended to be fired from a gun or firearm 
  • Archery supplies to be used for hunting 
  • Apparel such as safety gear, camouflage clothing, jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, face masks and thermal underwear manufactured and marketed as being primarily for wear or use while hunting 
  • Off-road vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles designed and intended primarily for hunting; the exemption does not apply to golf carts, go-carts, dirt bikes, mini-bikes, motorcycles, tractors, motor vehicles which may be legally driven on the streets and highways of Louisiana, or heavy equipment such as cranes, forklifts, backhoes and bulldozers
What a great idea. It would be fantastic if we could spread it across the country. In addition to saving most of us some $$$, it would drive the anti-gun crowd crazy. That in itself makes it a good thing.

It also gives me an opportunity to post some pro-2A cartoons that have been piling up on my computer


Well Seasoned Fool said...

Almost anything that pisses off gun grabbers pleases me.

Old NFO said...

Good ones!!! :-)

CenTexTim said...

WSF +1

NFO - thanks

Bear said...

I heard about this. Kinda makes me want to move to Louisiana... except my only experiences there involved a speeding ticket and many large, angry, man-eating bugs.

I doubt we'll ever see this up north, even in my redneck state (Pennsyltucky is often described as Philly and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between).