Guns, gun rights and gun owners are getting plenty of attention in the Florida Legislature this year, including what may be some nice tax breaks.
A tax cut package proposed in the state House would exempt gun and skeet shooting club membership fees from sales taxes and provide a tax holiday July 4 for camping gear. The bill says that includes rifles, shotguns and ammunition.
State officials estimate the club membership exemption will cut state and local revenue by $1.2 million. Rep. Matt Gaetz says it’s a good idea because gun clubs promote safety.
So far this year, the Legislature has killed a bill to outlaw backyard shooting ranges and is advancing bills to allow guns to be carried on college campuses and by designated individuals in public schools.