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Texas Independence Day May Soon Also Be Called ‘Tax-Free Gun Purchase Day’

Text of the bill:

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT
relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting
supplies for a limited period.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subchapter H, Chapter 151, Tax Code, is amended
by adding Section 151.358 to read as follows:

Sec. 151.358. FIREARMS AND HUNTING SUPPLIES FOR LIMITED
PERIOD. (a) In this section, “hunting supplies” means ammunition,
archery equipment, hunting blinds and stands, hunting decoys,
firearm cleaning supplies, gun cases and gun safes, and hunting
optics.

(b) The sale of a firearm or hunting supplies is exempted
from the taxes imposed by this chapter if the sale takes place
during a period beginning at 12:01 a.m. on March 2 and ending at 12
midnight on the same day.

SECTION 2. The change in law made by this Act does not
affect tax liability accruing before the effective date of this
Act. That liability continues in effect as if this Act had not been
enacted, and the former law is continued in effect for the
collection of taxes due and for civil and criminal enforcement of
the liability for those taxes.

SECTION 3. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2013.

Leach is the state rep for District 67, which covers parts of Plano, Richardson, and Dallas. In a statement, he said: “It is time for Texas to take the lead in the fight against Washington’s attempts to infringe on our 2nd Amendment freedoms – and this unique legislation does just that.” He added that the bill has the support of the NRA, which, duh.

7 comments on “Texas Independence Day May Soon Also Be Called ‘Tax-Free Gun Purchase Day’

  1. Translation: I just wasted an afternoon associating two completely unrelated things into a house bill in an effort to rally my base and get them to say, “Hell yeah, you libtard mo-fos, put that in your AK-47 and smoke it!”

    Politicians are idiots. This just proves it.

  2. Yet one more reason why we are the laughinstock of the country. Thank god there are not other more important things to be worrying about in this state like education, health care, water. But we can only blame ourselves for continuously allowing nutcases like this to be voted into office in this state year after year after year. When will it ever end?

  3. Nice idea; but he should have done that when there were still guns on the shelves. Most of the gun stores that I have seen lately are pretty well depleted.

  4. Actually, if you do any travel, you find that people in states that are more constrictive, are jealous of the average Texan

  5. How bout making Texas Gun Ownership Reinforcement Act have teeth? Congress nor anyone federal or global having any legal right to any of our weapons, ammo nor accessories.

    How bout making the feds make their own ammo?

    Semper Fi to true Patriots, to hell with you socialists punks!