Bill to create tax-free weekend for guns and ammo

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – A Tennessee lawmaker introduced a bill Wednesday that would make it cheaper to buy a gun for one weekend of the year, but not everyone in the Tri-Cities is on board.

State Representative Dennis Powers of Jacksboro, TN representing Campbell county and parts of Union and Anderson counties, introduced House Bill 744 or “Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday”. If passed, the law would lift sales tax on guns and ammunition during the first weekend of September.

“We’re ecstatic about it, it would be great for our business,” Tri-Cities Gun Depot Co-Owner, Tommy Isaacs said.

Isaacs is ecstatic about the potential “Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday” proposed by State Representative Powers.

“That’s kind of the slow down period for us the end of August, first of September,” Isaacs said.

Isaacs said he sees a 10 to 15% decrease in sales that time of year.

“It really kind of slows down when people come back from vacation and spent their money, I think it would just help spur people to spend more money,” Isaacs said.

Isaacs even said his shop would reduce prices for what he’s calling “back to school for hunters.”

Gun owners, Linda and Bobby Jackson from Trade, TN said they’re interested in the bill.

“He just has to let us know when or give us the date. I think it’s a great idea, everyone could use a break right now,” Linda Jackson said.


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