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Judge extends hold on Mississippi open-carry gun law

pistolJACKSON, Mississippi —  A Hinds County circuit judge has extended his hold on Mississippi’s open-carry gun law, declaring it unconstitutionally vague.

Judge Winston Kidd on Friday put a permanent injunction on that law Friday. But, Attorney General Jim Hood is expected to appeal that decision to the state Supreme Court.

On June 28, Kidd put a hold on the law, two days before it was supposed to take effect.

Earlier this year, legislators passed and Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 2, which says adults don’t need a permit to carry a gun that’s not concealed.

The Hinds County district attorney and some constables had sued to block the law, saying they feared people could become trigger-happy and put law-enforcement officers and civilians in danger.

— The Associated Press

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Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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