Cherokee County Tax Commissioner Sonya Little said Friday that the pairing of taxes and guns makes good sense.
“What better day to exercise your Second Amendment rights than Tax Day,” she said of the day that has long been a source of frustration for some Americans.
“I myself had to send off a check today, and it’s frustrating,” she said.
County residents, at least in small part, seem to agree.
Little said she has more than 75 people planning to attend her “Tax Day Stinks Shootout” campaign debt retirement event at Hi Caliber Gun Range in Holly Springs at 6 p.m. Monday.
Participants in the “shootout” will pay a $50 entry fee to set their sights on a target made to resemble IRS forms, she said. The “sharpest shooters” who compete will receive “really nice and expensive” prizes, according to the event flyer.
Proceeds from the event will go to help Little pay off the about $10,000 in debt she was left with after her campaign to become tax commissioner last summer, she said.
The three-candidate race was “quite a costly campaign,” Little said.
Hi Caliber Gun Range owner and former state Rep. Sean Jerguson suggested that Little try the “shootout” to pay down her campaign debt.
“(Jerguson) had mentioned that he would allow me to have a shootout down there and that sometimes those can be very successful,” she said.
Little said she may join in with the other shooters on hand in shooting the Glock handgun provided by the range, but she most likely won’t compete.
“I can shoot a gun,” she said. “But I haven’t had much time to practice. It might not be pretty.”