As if the Guns and Ammo Shortage Isn’t Bad Enough . . .

“Republican State Rep. Jeff  Leach has filed a bill to give Texas gun-buyers a break — making Texas Independence Day (March 2) a tax-free holiday for anyone who purchases a rifle, pistol, shotgun or semi-automatic,” trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com reports. “Buy a gun, skip the sales tax. Leach calls his bill the Texas Gun Ownership Reinforcement Act. ‘Texas must take the lead in the fight against the federal government’s attempts to infringe on our Second Amendment Rights,’ Leach said in a statement. ‘As we fight against the federal government’s overreach, there is no more appropriate day to instate this tax-free holiday than on Texas Independence Day.’” Yes, well, there might be a more appropriate year. The Lone Star State is hardly immune from the ammo and firearms drought afflicting the nation. Still, it’s the thought that counts.