|By Bob Weaver|
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill selectively removing the sales tax on gun and ammunition purchases across his state, also providing tax credits for gun manufacturers, according to Bearing Arms, starting July 1.
WV is now a leader in removing taxes on guns, ammunition or their manufacturers.
Catering to NRA lobbying, "West Virginia will become the single best place for small arms and small arms ammunition manufacturers to locate,â said Mineral County Del. Gary Howell, further solidifying gun manufacturing and sales over Second Amendment rights.
Retail outlets that provide WV's essential services like food, hardware, and pharmaceuticals, raised a small whimper against the favoritism shown the munitions industry, no tax break for them.
The munitions industry has focused on the sale of military high powered weapons, generally opposing an increase on background checks.
The National Rifle Association filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, long spending over revenue and running a deficit for years, executives spending huge amount on travel, entertainment, and legal and audit categories. Meanwhile, the organization cut spending for gun-safety programs, at the same time sanctimoniously championing Second Amendment rights.
New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) filed a lawsuit that alleges several top leaders of the National Rifle Association (NRA) â including its CEO, Wayne LaPierre â engaged in a ridiculous amount of self-dealing with the organization.
Among other things, the lawsuit accuses LaPierre of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on private charter planes for himself and his extended family, accepting lavish gifts from NRA vendors, and spending $1.2 million in NRA funds on âpersonal expenses,â the list of which includes his golf club membership.
A top National Rifle Association executive signed a document agreeing that the gun-rights organization would be 99% owner of a company formed to buy a $6.5 million Dallas mansion for LaPierre, according to a copy of the document reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
While the NRA denied their actions, the house-purchase deal never happened.
Try to remember, this is all about the Second Amendment.