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Tennessee: Bill Introduced to Create Tax Exemption for Gun Safes

Monday, February 5, 2018

Tennessee: Bill Introduced to Create Tax Exemption for Gun Safes

Last week, Representative William Lamberth and Senator Kerry Roberts filed House Bill 2183 and Senate Bill 2476 respectively, NRA-backed legislation that would create a tax exemption for the purchase of gun safes.  As introduced, HB 2183 and SB 2476 would allow Tennesseans to purchase gun safes free from the burden of sales and use tax.

Gun safety is one of the National Rifle Association’s top priorities and NRA believes that storage practices should remain the responsibility of the individual firearm owner, not the government.  This legislation seeks to expand law-abiding gun owners’ ability to store their firearms in a way that best suits their needs.

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