Now state Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, (shown here) wants to give Texans a little more of both.
He has filed the "Texas Gun Ownership Reinforcement Act," a bill to create a new tax-free holiday where consumers won't be charged taxes on guns, ammo or hunting supplies on March 2 -- Texas Independence Day.
But Marsha McCartney thinks it's a bad idea.
"Perhaps they should worry about how to make our community safer, rather than how to sell more guns for the gun lobby," said McCartney, a spokeswoman for the Texas chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. "This is one of those silly bills that gets a lot of attention."
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