Mississippi Lawmakers Create ‘Second Amendment’ Weekend

Mississippi lawmakers have approved a plan to create a tax holiday for gun purchases, suspending the state’s 7 percent sales tax on guns and ammunition the first weekend of every September.

The Houston Chronicle says Mississippi lawmakers have decided the first “Second Amendment Weekend” will be September 5-7 this year.

National Rifle Association executive director Chris Cox says the tax holiday “pays tribute to Mississippi’s hunting heritage” and the right to bear arms.

House Ways and Means Chairman Jeff Smith estimates the state will give up $375,000 in revenue each year by temporarily lifting the sales tax on those items.