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OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (FOX13) -

Mississippi's Legislature set a record this session with the introduction of 30 gun-related bills. The majority of those bills are pro-gun.

Patrick Hoover with MississippiCarry.Org said seven gun-related bills out of the 30 proposed made it out of committee.

"We had a bill that prohibits taxpayer funded buyback programs," Hoover said. "We have a bill that prohibits confiscation during declared emergencies."

VIEW: Mississippi gun bills introduced in 2014 (Mississippi Gun News)

There is a bill that prohibits illegal gun bans, Hoover added. There are also several bills that would reduce fees for conceal carry licenses.

There are bills in the Mississippi Senate and House that would create a tax free ammo and a gun shopping holiday for gun owners and sportsmen in September.

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Jeff Duncan, owner of The Gun Exchange in Olive Branch, said these bills introduced would be good for gun and ammo sales.

"Definitely a boost in sales and anything with tax relief added to it would be great for sales," Duncan said.

A bill that called for the tracking of ammunition through serial numbers on it died an early death in the Mississippi Legislature as Gov. Phil Bryant refused to sign anything that infringed on gun owners rights.

"Anything in the South, you know, we are obviously pro-gun and we expect nothing less from our politicians," Duncan said. "It's a way of life in the South."

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