BY: Dana Criswell | MS Gun News

There have been several gun bills proposed this year in the 2015 Legislature. These bills address everything from who can carry a concealed firearm, limiting where a firearm can be discharged, to protecting Mississippi citizens from unconstitutional federal mandates and laws.

House Bill 161

Introduced by Rep. Rushing proposes to amend section 45-9-101, to exempt retired law enforcement officers from licensing requirements to carry a concealed weapon.

Read HB 161

House Bill 178

Introduced by Rep. Formby, is a bill that protects Mississippi citizens from the growing federal government that acts without consent of the American people. If passed this bill would provide that any federal law which attempts to ban a semi-automatic firearm or attempts to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm shall be unenforceable in the State of Mississippi. This is one of the most important bills introduced.

Read HB 178

House Bill 237

Rep. Moak introduced this bill which would exempt honorably discharged members of the military from training required to obtain an enhanced concealed carry permit.

Read HB 237

House Bill 248

Also introduced by Rep. Moak this bill seeks to allow parole and probation officers to keep their firearm upon retirement.

Read HB 248

House Bill 293

Introduced by Rep. Clarke HB 293 would make it a felony if a person willfully discharges his or her firearm near any business or property that contains flammable or explosive petroleum products and such discharge is likely to cause the petroleum products to ignite or explode.

Read HB 293

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