Another town bans guns in its public government buildings

SUMMIT — Summit has joined the list of Mississippi municipalities banning weapons in government buildings.

The Enterprise-Journal reports the Town Council had adopted an ordinance banning “the carrying of weapons into local, state or federal buildings” inside Summit limits.

Officials in local governments across Mississippi — including McComb, Brookhaven and Amite County — have passed measures that prohibit guns and other weapons from being carried in government buildings. Several state agencies have issued their own guidelines.

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5 Responses to “Another town bans guns in its public government buildings”

  1. Mike Stollenwerk Says:

    Except these localities have NO POWER to ban gun carry in local, state, and federal buildings. Subject to the provisions of Section 45-9-53, no county or municipality may adopt any ordinance that restricts or requires the possession, transportation, sale, transfer or ownership of firearms or ammunition or their components. Read more at http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/state-laws/mississippi.aspx
    The only 2 exceptions are for local gun bans in “parks” and at “meetings.”

  2. Mike Stollenwerk Says:

    Once again – ****Except these localities have NO POWER to ban gun carry in local, state, and federal buildings. Subject to the provisions of Section 45-9-53, no county or municipality may adopt any ordinance that restricts or requires the possession, transportation, sale, transfer or ownership of firearms or ammunition or their components. Read more at http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/state-laws/mississippi.aspx
    The only 2 exceptions are for local gun bans in “parks” and at “meetings.”

  3. Jimmy Rhodus Says:

    When the city board of Summit pays the bills and taxes at MY business, then they can ban whatever they want. Until then understand that

    When the Town Of Summit, through their board of dummies, pay the rent, and taxes at MY business then they can ban whatever they want! Not before! What a moronic thing for elected people to try to do! You people in Summit that elected them should be ashamed.

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  4. Elaine Vechorik Says:

    Hey, MS BUSINESS OWNERS, where are the “no machete” signs?

    http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=25606&TRID=1

  5. Chad Says:

    This is a very unfortunate occurrence across our state. These ordinances are in no way making any areas safer.

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