JACKSON, Miss. – Buyers in Mississippi can get monetary savings based mostly on constitutional rights.
The Second Modification weekend, happening Friday via Sunday, exempts weapons and ammunition from the state’s 7 % gross sales tax. Named for the constitutional proper to bear arms, the exemption was signed into regulation by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant in 2014.
Even with no state regulation, a retailer in Oxford is providing a 7 % low cost on books the identical three days.
Sq. Books will gather the state gross sales tax. Basic supervisor Lyn Roberts says the low cost celebrates the First Modification rights of free speech.
Roberts says that is the second yr for the shop to supply the ebook low cost. She says “it isn’t towards” the Second Modification weekend, however is a approach of honoring different constitutional rights.