Posts Tagged ‘gun’

City repeals gun ordinance, will follow state law

CORINTH — The city of Corinth has repealed its local gun ordinance. Mayor Tommy Irwin says the city will follow the state gun law to enforce violations. Irwin says he and aldermen took the action Tuesday after being lobbied by Second Amendment activists to make the change. Police Chief David Lancaster told the city board […] [...]

Hood clarifies opinion on open-carry gun law

by Associated Press Published: December 6,2013

Tags: Attorney General's Office, Bennie Thompson, gun, Jim Hood, law, legal, open carry law, public safety, Ricky G. Luke, weapon

JACKSON — Certain gun owners can carry concealed weapons even in areas where a local government has posted signs banning them, the attorney general’s office said yesterday in an opinion aimed at clarifying Mississippi’s gun laws. Gun owners who hold “enhanced permits” can take their weapons to places like churches, voting precincts and even inside […] [...]

City passes ordinance banning guns from ‘sensitive areas’

by Associated Press Published: November 21,2013

Tags: ban, city government, city of Columbus, Columbus City Council, gun, ordinance, Second Amendment, weapon

COLUMBUS — The Columbus City Council has adopted an ordinance to keep guns out of what they called “sensitive areas” in the city. The Commercial Dispatch reports that the ordinance was passed on a 5-1 vote. Areas where guns would be prohibited include public meetings of the mayor and council; meetings of other city commissions […] [...]

Commission approves measure banning guns from parks, centers

OXFORD — The Oxford Park Commission has voted to put up signs indicating that guns are not allowed at Oxford’s parks and activity centers. Deputy director Bubba Robinson told the commission that guns have dropped out of bags in the Oxford Activity Center in the past. Robinson said he believes it’s time for the commission […] [...]

Booneville bans guns at city hall, public parks and events

BOONEVILLE — The open carrying of firearms and other weapons will be prohibited at many locations in the city of Booneville under an ordinance approved by the Board of Aldermen. The Daily Corinthian reports the new law went into effect immediately. Officials say it is designed to align city policies with state law. City Attorney […] [...]

Governor, lawmakers, NRA want to file brief on open-carry law

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant, about 80 lawmakers, the National Rifle Association and others have asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to let them file briefs in support of the state’s open carry law. The court had not ruled on the requests as of yesterday. The motions filed by Bryant, the lawmakers and the NRA included […] [...]

City bans guns from all buildings, parks and playgrounds

MERIDIAN — The city of Meridian is banning openly carried weapons in all public buildings and city parks and playgrounds. The Meridian Star reports the city council took action this past week to keep such weapons out of city hall, the Meridian Law Enforcement Center, all fire stations, all municipal offices, city parks, and playgrounds. […] [...]

Mayor says not anti-gun, but wants ban on city property

by Associated Press Published: July 22,2013

Tags: alderman, city, city government, city hall, Connie Moran, gun, municipal, municipality, Ocean Springs, open carry law, weapon

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,” […] [...]

Another town bans guns in its public government buildings

by Associated Press Published: July 14,2013

Tags: Amite County, Brookhaven, firearm, government, gun, law, McComb, open carry law, public safety, summit, town, Town Council, weapon

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 […] [...]

City mulls the banning of firearms from buildings, parks

NATCHEZ — Natchez is considering a firearms ban for city-owned building and property. The Natchez Democrat reports Alderman Ricky Gray asked city attorney Hyde Carby if the city could post “no firearms” signs at city buildings and parks. Gray said he believes prohibiting firearms on city property would be in the best interest of public […] [...]

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