Gary Dedeaux, owner of Gary's Pawn and Gun in West Point and Columbus, said he plans on the tax-free holiday being a big weekend for his stores.
"You're saving 7 percent on firearms and accessories," Dedeaux
"Seven percent in the gun industry is a lot of money."
Gary's Pawn and Gun
typically has two to three big sales a year, according to Dedeaux
said in the last two years his
two locations have sold 1,200 firearms total during the sales.
said accessories, such as scopes and gun cases, can run as much as $2,000.
The sales tax exemption of a $2,000 item would be $140 right off the top, which makes a big difference, according to Dedeaux
said the influx of customers during the holiday weekend shouldn't lead to longer waits for background checks, which are mandatory by law for all customers who don't possess a carry permit.
"We have a form you fill out, and we send it to the FBI
, who run it through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System," Dedeaux