Should Texas have a tax free holiday for guns and ammo? A state representative from Plano thinks so. He's introduced a bill to make it happen. Why?
On his official website he's posted his rationale:
"Texas must take the lead in the fight against the federal government's attempts to infringe on our Second Amendment Rights......As we fight against the federal government's overreach, there is no more appropriate day to instate this tax-free holiday than on Texas Independence Day." -Rep. Jeff Leach.
Here's a link to the bill: <http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/html/HB01533I.htm>
Ryan Hansen with Texasgunblog.com says it's a great idea.
"I think it's just another way to put our state and the media that not only do we embrace gun ownership, but we encourage you if you don't have one yet to get one," Hansen says.
Lawyer and progressive talk show host Geoff Berg says this bill shows a lack of political honesty.
"It's utter pandering to ignorance. Polls show this. People on the right wing believe that the federal government, that Barack Obama, are coming for their guns. They are wrong. They are factually, objectively wrong."
We put it out on facebook. Most of the responses were favorable to the bill.
Here's a small sample:
"Really? we can't fund our schools but we can introduce these bills. where are our responsibilities lying?" wrote Mike Larsen
"Why not tax-free guns and ammo? Why should only people with school-aged children get a tax-free holiday?" wrote Ruth Angel
"Best thing I've heard all day!" added Selena Garcia.