BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett The law enforcement community is having to come to grips with the fact that all Mississippians have a right to carry a firearm. Some don't appear to be happy that they no longer will be able to demand that citizens fear them. Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis told the … Continue reading Plunkett: HB 2 has added benefit of refocusing law enforcement on true mission.
I’ll say it again: House Bill 2, signed into law by the governor, allows a Mississippian, with or without a permit, to strap on a pistol and stroll about in public. That fact appears to now be dawning on some folks, including law enforcement and even some lawmakers who passed the bill, which becomes law … Continue reading Pender: Permit or not, totin’ a gun OK.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett I had to read the quote a few times to be sure I hadn’t misread. My normal early morning news read usually happens between 5:00AM and 6:30AM, so maybe the caffeine had not yet kicked in. Maybe there was a bit of sleepy still in my eyes. Nope. There it … Continue reading Plunkett: Mississippi House Democrat Myers suggests allowing teachers to carry guns may make them snap.
The Mississippi Senate has advanced a bill that would block information about concealed-carry weapons permits from public records, unless a judge orders the release of such information. House Bill 485 passed Wednesday with no debate. The only "no" vote came from Democratic Sen. Derrick Simmons of Greenville, who said the names and addresses of state-issued … Continue reading Bill to block concealed weapon info advances.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett As the drama unfolds over whether the Senate will move quickly on protecting Concealed Carry permit holders private information from the public with House Bill 485, it has been revealed that one of the FOIA requests for the information was from local blogger James Hendrix, aka Kingfish. Kingfish runs the … Continue reading Document: Jackson Jambalaya requests Concealed Carry permits issued in 2011-2012.
The National Rifle Association issued the following letter of support for the Concealed Carry privacy bill, HB 485 including a map showing the thirty other states with similar law: HB 485 ensures that information relating to concealed carry permit holders is exempt from the Mississippi Public Records Act, but still allows law enforcement to share … Continue reading NRA issues letter of support for HB 485, Concealed Carry privacy bill.