On Feb 25, HB 1533, the Texas Gun Ownership Reinforcement Act, was introduced into the House Ways and Means Committee. The bill, co-sponsored by our state representative, Phil King, would establish Texas Independence Day (March 2) as a tax-free holiday, exempting an individual’s purchase of firearms and hunting supplies in the state of Texas from sales taxes.
Shame on you, Mr. King.
Gun purchases and hunting equipment are luxury items, bought by those who can afford to pay sales tax. State lawmakers such as Phil King say we can’t afford to educate our children, therefore revenue to meet these statutory requirements is needed way more than another tax incentive for those who can afford it.
What’s next, tax-free holidays on luxury automobiles, caviar and fine cigars? Let’s also not forget that unregulated, private gun sales are already tax-free.