BY: Daniel Boney Owner: Dirt Road Firearms, B&N Holsters Facebook Are we to believe that Senator Thad Cochran has reformed himself into a protector of the Second Amendment? Apparently he hopes so as he has recently signed on to federal legislation that would allow reciprocity across the country for concealed carry permits. I have serious problems with the … Continue reading BONEY: Cochran voted for gun ban, McDaniel has my vote.
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.
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 "The open carry law should be repealed.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.
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.
In one month a law will take effect in Mississippi that has many law enforcement officers, business owners and regular people confused. House Bill 2, a bill meant to clarify Mississippi’s concealed carry gun laws, defines the word concealed and in doing so says it shall not include weapons being carried upon a person in … Continue reading Law clarifying open carry rights set to take effect July 1.
AP reports: The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control. Wednesday's vote was a jarring blow to the drive to curb firearms sparked by December's massacre of children and staff at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. President Barack Obama … Continue reading Background check bill fails in US Senate.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Mississippi PEP does't normally cover national issues with such focus. However, Mississippi PEP readers have been asking a ton of questions on the gun control debate in the US Senate over the past two days. With Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker taking heat for his vote to end a filibuster, the … Continue reading Gun-rights leader: ‘We snookered the other side’ on Toomey-Manchin
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Senator Roger Wicker will be a guest on the JT show on Supertalk FM at 11:00 AM on Monday. Wicker is taking considerable heat from Second Amendment proponents for voting against a filibuster on Thursday. Wicker said he voted to end the filibuster because he supports a vote that would … Continue reading Plunkett: Wicker’s got some splainin’ to do.