For the 48 hours after Thanksgiving, South Carolina gun buyers will enjoy a break of up to 9 percent in state and local taxes, reports the New York Daily News. What is called “the extrava-gun-za” and “Second Amendment Weekend” is sure to help South Carolina stay among the top five states that provide 85 percent of the illegal handguns recovered in New York City.
One of the other top states is Florida, believed to be the source of at least 40 guns city undercover cops bought in the last three months, said New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes. .Even without a tax holiday, South Carolina gun shops sold a half-million handguns in a 10-year period. The state’s population is 4.5 million. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, “We’d like to see South Carolina repair and enforce its lax gun laws.”