Mayor says not anti-gun, but wants ban on city property
by Associated Press
Published: July 22,2013
OCEAN SPRINGS — Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran’s response to Mississippi’s open carry law is an ordinance to bar firearms on city property.
She’s far from anti-gun.
“I am certainly in favor of second amendment rights. I myself have a gun, and I’m a pretty good shot, but I wouldn’t bring it to city hall,” she told WLOX-TV.
She says she thinks a majority of the board would agree that it’s not appropriate for citizens to have weapons in city hall, during board meetings, in courtrooms, at the police station, or at ball parks.
Mississippi’s open carry law is in legal limbo. A Hinds County judge indefinitely suspended it, calling it unconstitutionally vague.
State Attorney General Jim Hood plans to ask the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn that ruling.
Moran said she hopes to have a firearms ban for city property already in place if and when the new law takes effect.
The Ocean Springs city attorney is putting together a committee to draft an ordinance, Moran said.
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