Dang it, I completely forgot about the tax holiday on guns & ammo this past weekend in Mississippi.   Maybe next year — or next weekend in Louisiana.

“It’s actually bigger for us than Black Friday,” said Todd Sarotte, manager of Van’s Sporting Goods in Brandon. “It’s grown every year, and for the last two years it’s been bigger than Black Friday for us.”

What was tax free?

Ammunition

  • Ammo boxes (N)
  • Ammunition reloading supplies and tools (N)
  • Bullets (E)
  • Gunpowder loaded into the muzzle of a firearm (E)
  • Shotgun Shells(E)

Archery and firearm — equipment and accessories

  • Armguards (E)
  • Arrows (E)
  • Arrow rests (E)
  • Belts designed for hunting (E)
  • Bows and bow Accessories (E)
  • Bow parts (E)
  • Bow sights (E)
  • Bow string and string accessories (E)
  • Bow fishing accessories (E)
  • Choke tubes (E)
  • Cleaning and refinishing products (E)
  • Crossbows (E)
  • Equipment or parts specifically used for repairing archery or firearm equipment (E)
  • Firearm parts (E)
  • Hearing aids (N)
  • Hearing protection (E)
  • Holsters (E)
  • Quivers (E)
  • Releases (E)
  • Safety equipment that is mounted or affixed to a firearm or bow (E)
  • Scopes and mounts that are affixed to a firearm or bow (E)
  • Shafts (E)
  • Shooting bags and pouches (E)
  • Shooting rest (E)
  • Shooting tripod, bipod or monopod (E)
  • Sights (E)
  • Slings designed for hunting (E)
  • String wax (E)
  • Targets (E)
  • Trap or target throwers (E)
  • BB guns (N)
  • Paintball guns (N)
  • Pistols (E)
  • Revolvers (E)
  • Rifles (E)
  • Shotguns (E)
  • Toy guns (N)

Firearm and archery cases

  • All-purpose cases or bags (N)
  • Hard cases designed specifically for firearms and archery equipment (E)
  • Soft cases designed specifically for firearms and archery equipment (E)

General hunting supplies

  • Apparel such as safety gear, camouflage clothing, jackets, hats, gloves and thermal underwear (N)
  • Animal feed (N)
  • Animals used for hunting (N)
  • ATVs (N)
  • Backpacks (N)
  • Binoculars (N)
  • Blinds (N)
  • Boats and Boating Equipment (N)
  • Boots (N)
  • Cameras (N)
  • Camera tripod (N)
  • Chairs and seating (N)
  • Decoys (N)
  • Fishing equipment (bait, tackle, etc.) (N)
  • Game/food processing equipment (N)
  • Game calls (N)
  • Gun cabinets (N)
  • Gun racks (N)
  • Gun safes (N)
  • Hunting clothing (N)
  • Knives (N)
  • Nets (N)
  • Rain gear (N)
  • Scent elimination (N)
  • Scents and attractants (N)
  • Shoes (N)
  • Sunglasses (N)
  • Suppressor (E)
  • Taxidermy supplies and accessories (N)
  • Tree stands (N)
  • Trucks (N)
  • Vests (N)