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MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
A Marshall County state legislator proposed a bill which would eliminate state sales tax for ammunition sold in Alabama.
Right now, there is a four percent sales tax on ammunition. Representative Wes Long said recent talk in Washington has prompted increases in prices and reductions in supplies of ammo.
He believes it is a break gun owners deserve, and the state could profit for it.
"I think it will create an economic advantage for their hunters and gun owners to come across the border from Georgia and Florida and spend their money here because they're probably going to buy other things," said Long. "They're going to buy guns or camouflage or camping supplies, whatever, you know, their interests are."
Long said they hope it will attract gun and ammunition makers to consider moving their operations to Alabama.