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AP PHOTO/LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE
AP PHOTO/ROGELIO V. SOLIS

FREEDOM
IN THE SKY
RAND CALLS FOR A BILL TO
ARM ALL PILOTS

Sen. Rand Paul, -Kentucky, is seeking to beef up the
armed pilot program that President Barack Obama cut
funding for last year, leaving the program in doubt.
Sen. Rand Paul
"The goal of my bill is to have  percent of
American pilots armed, because I think it's a very cost-effective-it's the most
cost-effective-way of deterring another attack on our planes," Paul told Sean
Hannity in a television interview on "Hannity" in April.
Paul has introduced a bill that would restore funding to the program, which he
believes deters the possibility of hijackings like those that occurred on Sept. , o.
"I'm concerned about what is the most cost-effective way of preventing another
/: I want all pilots to be armed," Paul said in the interview. "The president has
zeroed this out of his budget. He's advocated for getting rid of the program. And
when I talk to pilots-I'm at airports all the time-pilots come up to me all the time
and say it's too hard to get a permit and to keep up the permit."

M I S S I S S I P P I :

SPORTSMEN GET
TAX HOLIDAY

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law
an NRA-backed bill creating an annual tax-free
weekend every September for individual sales
of firearms, ammunition, archery equipment and
certain hunting supplies.
Senate Bill 2425 passed both the Senate and the
Gov. Phil Bryant
House with strong, bipartisan support. The final vote
in the Senate was 40-11, while the final vote in the House was 103-18.
"This tax-free holiday honors Mississippi's hunting heritage," noted
Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association's Institute
for Legislative Action. "The NRA is committed to promoting-as well as
protecting-the Second Amendment and we look forward to the celebration
of these freedoms when Mississippi gun owners and sportsmen visit their
local firearm and sporting goods retailers in September."
The inaugural tax holiday will take place Sept. 5-7, 2014. Mississippi joins
Louisiana in offering a tax holiday for sportsmen.
"Many Mississippians share my strong belief in the Second Amendment
and love the outdoors," Gov. Bryant said. "This tax holiday will help ensure
Mississippians continue to enjoy our state's great outdoor heritage for years
to come. I thank the Mississippi legislature for their hard work on this bill and
for supporting Mississippi sportsmen and sportswomen."
"On behalf of the NRA's 5 million members, we want to thank Gov. Phil
Bryant for signing this bill into law," added Cox. "We also want to thank
the bill's sponsor, Sen. Philip Moran, Rep. Jeff Smith who shepherded this
bill through the House, and the pro-Second Amendment leadership of
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn. These men are true
champions of our Second Amendment rights."



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