Meridian passes weapons ban.


In response to the state’s new open-carry gun law, which is being challenged in the court system, the Meridian City Council unanimously passed a weapons ban on Tuesday. The ordinance prohibits openly carried weapons in City Hall, the Meridian Law Enforcement Center, all fire stations, all municipal offices, city parks, and playgrounds. It makes exceptions for public roads, streets and sidewalks.

Weapons included in the ban are handguns, pistols, rifles, shotguns, stun guns, knives and, according to the ordinance, “any other item of any kind or nature that could or may be used as a weapon …”

Police Chief James Lee said he fully supports the council’s action.

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7 responses to “Meridian passes weapons ban.

  1. Neal

    “any other item of any kind or nature that could or may be used as a weapon” is pretty ambiguous. A writing pen or screwdriver could be used as a stabbing weapon……better start banning those too.

  2. Wow. That’s really going to help to cut down on the violence! It’s a good thing all of the armed robberies are happening at City Hall and the Fire dept!

  3. Keith Parker

    You might as well ban rocks, pencils , books , high heel shoes , concrete side walks , paved roads, bricks, lighters , walking canes, sticks , pens, tablets, news paper, key chains, string , ropes, shoe laces, water bottles, soft drunk bottles , belts that holds pants up , suspenders, eye glasses , credit cards, driving license , ,lap tops, iPads , Kendall , dog chains ,

  4. Reblogged this on Gulf South Free Press and commented:
    At least there is one city with courage in Mississippi…….

  5. diverdown

    HEY LOBOTERO – I AM SURE THAT ALL OF THE THUGS WILL ABIDE BY THIS ORDINANCE. IF THE CRIMINALS WANT TO ASSURE THEY WILL HAVE UNARMED VICTIMS, THEY WILL NOW TARGET THE GUN FREE ZONES. IDIOTS.

  6. Mill Run

    politicians with brains. how refreshing!

  7. Don’t they play baseball at the park any more? How are they gonna do that without bats?

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