Posts Tagged ‘gun’

Hood: State’s new open-carry gun law should take effect as scheduled

by Associated Press Published: July 2,2013

Tags: attorney general, bench, court, gun, judge, judicial, judiciary, law, legal, open carry, state government, weapon

JACKSON — People who want to block Mississippi’s open-carry gun law say the state Supreme Court shouldn’t kill their effort. However, Attorney General Jim Hood says the law should be allowed to take effect. He asked the Supreme Court yesterday to overturn an injunction issued Friday by Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd. The law […] [...]

Judge blocks new state open-carry gun law

by Associated Press Published: June 30,2013

Tags: bench, gun, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, weapon

JACKSON — A state judge blocked Mississippi’s open-carry gun law from taking effect next week, writing in a Friday ruling that the law was vague and that an injunction was needed to prevent irreparable harm. Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd scheduled a hearing July 8 to consider more arguments about whether to extend the […] [...]

Board votes to ban guns on all city property

by Associated Press Published: June 27,2013

Tags: alderman, alderwoman, city, city government, gun, law, legal, mayor, municipal, municipality, open carry law, ordinance, weapon

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg is banning firearms city property except for law enforcement officers. The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen adopted the ban this week. The Vicksburg Post reports the board also ordered signs to be put up on city buildings and at parks. The ban is to take effect Monday. No penalty is attached […] [...]

Chicago family suing local gun shop owner following murder

by Associated Press Published: April 24,2013

Tags: gun, gun shop, gunner, lawsuit, retail, shoot, shooter, shooting, store, weapon

BYHALIA — The family of an off-duty Chicago police officer who was shot and killed three years ago by gang members is filing a lawsuit against the Mississippi gun dealer where the weapon was purchased. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced the lawsuit filed by the family of Thomas Wortham IV in a […] [...]

Civil rights group rallies against bill to arm teachers

JACKSON — Civil rights groups said yesterday that a bill that would provide funding for officers to police schools or arm teachers would ultimately make Mississippi schools more dangerous. Several groups and lawmakers gathered yesterday on the steps of the Mississippi Department of Education building to protest the bill. They included representatives of the American […] [...]

Hunting-weapons legislation passes House

by Associated Press Published: March 15,2013

Tags: bill, gun, hunt, hunter, hunting, law, legislation, legislative, Legislature, season, weapon

JACKSON — Some hunters who use modern rifles may no longer have to sit out primitive weapon deer season in Mississippi. A bill that would allow hunters to use weapons of choice on private land during this brief part of deer season is headed to the desk of Gov. Phil Bryant. Bryant spokesman Mick Bullock […] [...]

Bill passes allowing armed teachers, staff in public schools

JACKSON — House members want to steer the school safety debate back toward letting school districts arm teachers and employees. The House voted 70-46 to amend Senate Bill 2659 to allow school districts to decide to allow guns in schools. The Senate bill had included a proposal by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves to help schools […] [...]

Council to debate new ordinances for nightclubs

TUPELO — The Tupelo City Council is set to consider tighter controls on nightclubs in hopes of reducing repeated disturbances that have kept police busy. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the ordinance will be considered tomorrow. It would apply to all nightclubs — broadly defined as any establishment that serves alcoholic beverages and provides […] [...]

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

by Associated Press Published: February 28,2013

Tags: bill, concealed weapon, gun, information, law, legislation, permit, public inforamtion, state government

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 […] [...]

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