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Miss. temporarily lifting sales tax from guns

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi will remove its 7 percent state sales tax on guns, ammunition, archery equipment and some hunting supplies this weekend.

The "Second Amendment Weekend," begins on the first Friday of each September and runs for three days, through Sunday. It is new this year in Mississippi, similar to one in Louisiana and other states. Louisiana's sportsman tax-free holiday is also this weekend.

The Mississippi Department of Revenue website shows a list of items that will temporarily be exempt from sales tax: (http://1.usa.gov/1uAQ4dV ).

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, estimated during the legislative session that the state would give up $375,000 in revenue each year by temporarily lifting the sales tax on guns and hunting supplies.

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