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Louisiana holds a sales tax holiday for guns

September 5, 2009
LA Times
9/5/2009

Reporting from Atlanta – Happy 2nd Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday, everyone!

An observance of that name is underway this weekend in Louisiana, thanks to a law signed by Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal in July. It decrees that each year, on the first Friday through Sunday in September, shoppers in the Bayou State shall be exempt from paying state or local taxes on firearms, ammunition or hunting supplies.

The law was sponsored by state Sen. Robert Marionneaux Jr., who said in a statement that it will “save families money, boost retailers’ sales, and help our economy in this worldwide recession where every little bit helps.”

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