Most laws won't affect your every day life. However a new law being proposed, while not earth shattering, has the potential to have a positive impact on firearm owners, firearm instructors and shooting ranges.
Back in June 2022, Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV), who represents Southern West Virginia, Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC) introduced the Firearm Proficiency and Training Act.
The bill would create a tax deduction for people who take certified firearm training and concealed carry courses or who buy gun safety and storage equipment.
When passed, the bill would allow taxpayers to deduct the amount paid for the following gun security measures during the tax year, up to $250:
The bill's authors also included language prohibiting any requirement for gun owners to provide information about the firearms they own as a condition of receiving the tax credit.
While we would like to see the amount that could be deducted increased, this is certainly a great first step.
Knowing that these expenses would be tax deductible should be an incentive for firearm owners to seek out additional training on an annual basis and or upgrade their firearm storage solutions.
This law seems to be a no brainer and long over due.