Proposed gun law bill seeks tax exemption for guns

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by Alex Schuman

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 12 at 4:27 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky – A new law filed ahead of the 2014 session would exempt any legal gun from Kentucky’s sales tax.

Rep. David Floyd, (R-Bardstown) says the purpose of this bill is to, “emphasize the Second Amendment.”

Currently, Kentucky law exempts tombstones, coal burned for energy, and several agricultural products from sales taxes.  Floyd wants to add guns to the list by passing what is called the, “Second Amendment Freedom Act.”

If passed, the law would go into effect August 2014 and would sunset in June 2018.  Any legal gun would be exempt.

Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, (D-Louisville), opposes the idea because of Kentucky’s predicted budget shortfalls.  She does not feel the state can afford the cuts, or that the Second Amendment needs to be emphasized.

“If they can afford a gun, they can afford the sales tax,” said Marzian.

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