South Carolina encourages residents to exercise their Second Amendment rights
Posted by Liberty on November 17, 2008
“Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, South Carolina residents will have a 48-hour period when they can purchase guns, shotguns, and rifles tax-free.
The first annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday in the state is set to begin at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 28 and continue through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 29.
The sales tax holiday, approved by the South Carolina General Assembly in June, will permit the purchase of fixed-cartridge handguns, shotguns, and rifles without state and local sales and use taxes.”
Wow! As a resident of the People’s Republic of Washington State, I have to wonder what it would be like to live in a state that actually encourages its residents to exercise their Second Amendment rights. [In this state, the only Constitutional right that people seem to care about is their right to protest California’s Prop 8 in downtown Seattle.] Not only is South Carolina promoting one of our fundamental freedoms, they’re giving gun purchasers freedom from taxes!
Of course, the story included the obligatory quotes from gun control advocates. In my opinion, gun control in general is unconstitutional and probably ineffective as well. Professor John Lott Jr. wrote a terrific book a few years ago called More Guns, Less Crime] and he has a new one out called The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You’ve Heard About Gun Control is Wrong. He’s a statician and presents very strong arguments based on empirical evidence. You can even access some of the data that he used at http://www.johnlott.org/. I think I’ll be ordering a copy of The Bias Against Guns–they can ship it to my new address in South Carolina.