Texas Senate approves tax free holiday for firearms and hunting gear

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Senate voted Thursday to create a tax free weekend for guns and hunting supplies. On the weekend before hunting season begins in September, Texans would be able to buy scopes, ammunition and firearms without having to pay sales tax on the item.

The bill’s author says Louisiana has a sales tax holiday on hunting items and Texans cross the eastern border for cheaper goods. He wants that business to stay in Texas and to promote hunting in the state of Texas.

“Always concerned when talking Second Amendment subjects and promoting the sale of firearms,” said Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe. “But at the end of the day, that’s strong in our heritage, that’s something we want to promote and protect and we don’t want to be at a competitive disadvantage with other states.”

This “Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday” still needs to pass the House and be signed by the governor.

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