The Pat Harrison Waterway District, which covers 15 counties, is complying with state law regarding gun laws in the parks after violating state law for several years. Gun rights advocate Rick Ward addressed the district's board in June, notifying them of its violation because of signs prohibiting weapons in the parks. The board voted … Continue reading Pat Harrison Waterway District decides to finally abide by gun laws.
Police have identified the man who walked into two Gulfport stores with a gun Sunday night but are still working with prosecutors to determine whether the man broke any laws, officials said. Gulfport police evacuated the Walmart Supercenter on U.S. 49 Sunday night after receiving a call about a man in the store openly carrying … Continue reading Man carrying gun in Gulfport Walmart identified, police yet to determine if any laws broken.
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 … Continue reading CRISWELL: New Gun Bills Proposed in the Mississippi Legislature for 2015
This weeks seven top posts are all about the ongoing back and forth over Hinds County Judge Winston Kidd's ruling to halt enforcement of Mississippi's concealed carry law, HB2. The reaction from conservative lawmakers was as similar in message as it was swift. Off the record many conservatives had a simple question: Who the hell … Continue reading #7for7: In a word, Guns.
Attorney General Jim Hood says the ruling last week by a Hinds County circuit judge blocking the enactment of a law clarifying Mississippi as a state where people can openly carry a weapon doesn’t apply outside the judge’s Hinds County jurisdiction. “I do not believe that the injunction would prevent someone outside Hinds County, who … Continue reading AG: Gun ruling doesn’t apply statewide
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett keep (kp) To retain possession of: kept the change; must keep your composure. To have as a supply: keep an ax in the shed. bear (bâr) To hold up; support. To carry from one place to another; transport. Of all the things that have been said and written about Friday’s … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Kidd’s gun-ruling is display of brazen ignorance.
Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out a state judge's order that blocked Mississippi's open-carry gun law from taking effect. Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd ruled this past week that the law was vague and that an injunction was needed to prevent irreparable harm. Hinds County District Attorney … Continue reading Hood appeals judges ruling to halt open-carry to Supreme Court.
A group of Mississippi lawmakers and lawmen gathered Thursday to ask Gov. Phil Bryant to repeal the state's open carry law, which goes into effect on Monday. "The open carry law should be repealed. It's a very dangerous law and I dare say that most members of the Legislature were not aware until after the … Continue reading Democrat legislators ask Governor to repeal open carry law.
BY: Andy Gipson @AndyGipsonMS The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, and Section 12 of the Mississippi Constitution have always recognized "the right to keep and bear arms" without a permit. Our State Constitution provides: Article 3, Section 12. Right to bear arms: The right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in … Continue reading GIPSON: Clarification of Constitutional Gun Rights protects all Mississippians.
Within a month, almost any Mississippian will be able to openly carry a gun in public places with or without a permit. This has some law enforcement officials concerned. One Wednesday, several agencies gathered at the Old Capitol Museum to discuss and prepare for the bill to take effect on July 1, asking questions and … Continue reading Law enforcement agencies meet to discuss preparations for open carry law.