West Virginia governor signs law eliminating sales tax on guns and giving tax break to gun manufacturers

West Virginia governor signs law eliminating sales tax on guns and giving tax break to gun manufacturers

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill removing the sales tax on gun and ammunition purchases across his state. Justice, a Republican, signed H.R. 2499 into law, removing the sales tax on guns and ammunition while also providing tax credits for gun manufacturers, according to Bearing Arms . Republican Del. Gary Howell, the bill’s primary sponsor, applauded the governor’s decision and said the new law will make his state a stronghold for the Second Amendment. “In 90 days West Virginia will become the single best place for small arms and small arms ammunition manufacturers to locate,” Howell posted on Facebook . “I would welcome all small arms and ammunition manufacturers to move to Mineral County, West Virginia.” According to his description of the new law, gun manufacturers in West Virginia may no longer have to pay any state taxes, including those on gun manufacturing equipment used to produce firearms or ammunition. Howell speculated that the law could even create an enticing environment for gun manufacturers to consider relocating to his state. The new law will go into effect on July 1. Justice signed the bill just a few hundred miles away from where President Joe Biden was announcing a series of executive actions he will take to combat gun violence. “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic, and it’s an international embarrassment,” Biden said Thursday . “The idea that we have so many people dying every single day from gun violence in America is a blemish on […]

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