Upcoming tax free weekend targets gun buyers

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - If you're a hunter, or a gun collector, this weekend is your weekend to shop.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves just held a news conference to reminder outdoors enthusiasts about what's being called the second amendment sales tax holiday.  Starting this Friday, a wide range of hunting gear, including archery equipment, firearms and ammunition can be purchased with no sales tax being charged.

The initiative is modeled after similar event in Louisiana.

"With dove season underway and deer season less than a month away, this weekend is a great time to take advantage of this tax break," Lt. Gov. Reeves said. "Mississippians love to hunt, and this sales tax holiday makes it a little less expensive to enjoy the outdoors. I'm thankful for the support of the National Rifle Association on this effort and many other strong Second Amendment protections we've recently passed."

The Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday was passed in the 2014 session under Senate Bill 2425.

For a full list of items eligible for the sales tax exemption, visit http://www.dor.ms.gov/docs/2014SecondAmendmenttotheSalesTaxHoliday_3.pdf.

Tax free shopping for outdoors items starts Friday and runs through Sunday.

Look for more on this story later today on WLOX News.

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