We usually write about how government royally bungles things beyond repair. It’s exceedingly rare when they get something right. Well, this is one of those times. Mississippi is hosting their annual “second amendment weekend,” where all firearm and ammunition sales are tax free. Not joking.
The sale of guns and ammunition will be exempt from the state’s 7% sales tax Friday through Sunday in Mississippi.
Named for the constitutional right to bear arms, the exemption was signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant in 2014.
Even without a state law, a store in Oxford is offering a 7 percent discount on books the same three days.
Square Books will collect the state sales tax but discount its prices by the same percentage. General manager Lyn Roberts says the discount celebrates the First Amendment right of free speech.
Roberts says this is the second year for the store to offer the book discount. She says “it’s not against” the Second Amendment weekend, but this is a way of honoring other constitutional rights too.
YES! If you’ve ever purchased a gun, you know this is no small thing. 7% off a $1000 boomstick is mucho savings. Now, if only we could nix sales taxes completely…
You know, leftists always mock the good people of the Magnolia State as a bunch of ignorant dunces. But, as this story shows, Mississippians are perfectly capable of understanding and respecting the importance of constitutional rights. Compare that to leftists who have trouble wrapping their tiny cerebrums around simple phrases like “shall not be infringed.”
Second amendment rights are the best. Say some ruffian is beating the bejeezus out of you with a sock full of quarters. Thanks to the second amendment, you’re well within your legal rights present a .44-caliber hand-cannon and send him on an express trip to the great beyond. But, without the second, your only hope is divine intervention.
It’s a pleasant surprise to see people celebrating our constitutional rights, instead of campaigning to abolish them. The idea might seem like a strange idea to a leftist but, to the rest of us, being free to pack heat is super duper. The second amendment keeps many a decent person in the realm of the living, and gives them the power to defend all of their other rights. I can’t think of a better liberty to have.
But, if you ask a leftist, they’ll tell you a whole different story.