Posts Tagged ‘concealed weapon’

New gun permit information bill signed into law

JACKSON — A new Mississippi law says the public no longer has access to records of state-issued permits to carry concealed weapons. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 485 yesterday, and it became law immediately. Legislators pushing the bill said they were responding to a New York newspaper’s decision earlier this year to publish […] [...]

Bill blocking public access to gun permit info on governor’s desk

JACKSON — The Mississippi House yesterday sent the governor a bill to block public access to information about state-issued permits for people to carry concealed weapons. The move comes even as the Department of Public Safety has delayed responding to Freedom of Information requests for the records. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to sign […] [...]

Bill blocking access to gun permit info passes Senate

JACKSON — 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 yesterday with no debate. The only “no” vote came from Democratic Sen. Derrick Simmons of Greenville, who said the names and addresses […] [...]

Bill passes making gun permit info harder to obtain

JACKSON — A Mississippi Senate committee approved a bill today that would make it difficult to get information on weapon permits, including concealed carry permits. The bill would exclude the permit information from the state public records act. A court order would be required to obtain the data. A representative of Gov. Phil Bryant’s office […] [...]

House passes bill allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has passed a bill that would allow school boards to arm teachers with concealed weapons. House Bill 958 would let boards create policies authorizing employees, including cafeteria workers and janitors, carry concealed weapons on campus. A previous version of the bill limited the number of employees with weapons at each school, […] [...]

House votes to block public access to gun permit info

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has voted to block public access to information about state-issued permits for people to carry concealed weapons. House Bill 485, backed by the National Rifle Association, passed 101-18. It moves for more debate in the Senate, where a similar bill has been filed. The House bill’s sponsor is Republican Mark […] [...]

Lawmakers want gun permits to be concealed

JACKSON — Some Mississippi lawmakers propose cutting off public access to records about state-issued permits for people to carry concealed guns. Rep. Mark Baker of Brandon and Sen. Will Longwitz of Madison say they want the change because a newspaper in New York published names and other information about people there who have concealed weapons […] [...]

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