Under the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, Americans have the right to buy and consume alcoholic beverages. But that doesn’t give them the right to avoid paying taxes on beer, wine and spirits. Two Democratic Oklahoma lawmakers think guns and ammunition should be exempt from state sales taxes because, in the words of one of them, “We should not have to pay a tax to exercise our constitutional rights – especially our Second Amendment rights.” State Rep. Eric Proctor, D-Tulsa, and state Sen. Kenneth Corn, D-Poteau, say they’ll seek the tax exemption in the next legislative session, one that will be dominated by how to fund government in a down year for state revenues. We assume that exempting guns and ammo from state sales taxes means they’d be exempted from local sales taxes as well. Of the many unneeded bills being talked about before the session begins, this ranks among the most pointless. Lawmakers should take aim and shoot down this proposal early in the session.