Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-08-01 23:51:10 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) — A tax exemption weekend for school supplies, clothing, computers, etc. has officially ended, but one tax cut remains.
This year, Tennessee passed a radical new gun control that came into force in July, including unauthorized carry. As a result, some lawmakers wanted to incentivize people to take steps to secure their weapons.
Gun safes and safety devices will be tax exempt in Tennessee until June 2022.
In addition to unauthorized carrying, lawmakers who supported the law said gun theft, especially from cars, continued as a need to provide tax cuts on gun vaults.
House Democrat Jason Powell was a co-sponsor of the bill. He said he didn’t oppose ownership of the gun, but if anyone has a gun, he wants them to keep it safe so it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
“We continue to see more and more situations where people are not properly trained and do not use guns in a safe way, so whatever we can do in the light of unauthorized carrying, people To encourage you to be responsible and safe with your gun, “Powell said. “Sure, we’re not anti-guns. We just want to make sure people use guns and store them in a very safe and responsible way.”
Specifically, tax incentives apply to lock containers, padlocks, ray locks, combination locks, and all devices used to secure firearms.
In addition to gun vaults, Tennessee also offers food and grocery tax cuts until Thursday.
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