A Mississippi federal lawmaker wants to make several “prohibition-era regulation” gun laws.

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is co-sponsoring two Second Amendment-related measures this year in Washington.

The bills include the Firearms Safety Act to create a tax credit for people who take a firearms safety course and the Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act which would remove regulations placed on short-barreled rifles.

“Firearms laws can be reformed, just not in any way that threatens our Second Amendment rights,” Hyde-Smith said. “This pair of bills would create incentives for more people to learn firearm safety and also eliminate outdated federal red tape and taxes on some guns. Both are good policy and have my full support.”

Gun owners could receive up to $100 annually in tax credits for taking a firearm safety course, concealed carry firearms course or other training, license and permit programs taught by a state-certified instructor or issued under the authority of state law. Another tax credit of up to $100 every ten years can be attainable for those people who purchase a gun safe used for securing their weapons.

The Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act would remove regulations placed on short-barreled rifles with barrels of less than 16 inches in length put into place by the National Firearms Act of 1934. It would also eliminate the prohibition on the transportation of short-barreled rifles in the interstate commerce and preempt state or local laws imposing taxes or licensing requirements on them.

The National Rifle Association supports both measures.

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Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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Firearm Freedom Day concurs these proposals can be a good & rewarding thing for gun owners,however,it is also our opinion cindy lie-ing smith doesn't have the brains to dream these proposals up herself,someone else did,and is including her attempting to give her props for future elective chances.REMEMBER it was she who attempted to ban the carrying of firearms on state owned public property,( the ms.AG center & fairgrounds ) and ALSO to allow police to RANDOMLY stop and frisk citizens searching for concealed weapons.

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