Posts Tagged ‘gun’

Bill passes making gun permit info harder to obtain

by Associated Press Published: February 26,2013

Tags: bill, concealed weapon, gun, gun permit, lawmaker, legislation, public information, shooting, state government

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, […] [...]

Gun background checks plummeted last month

by Associated Press Published: February 5,2013

Tags: assault weapon, background check, federal government, gun, gun control, shooting, weapon

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The number of federal background checks for firearm sales declined unexpectedly last month following a surge toward the end of the year as Washington considered new gun control measures. An Associated Press analysis of new FBI data shows the National Instant Criminal Background Check system processed more than 2.78 million checks in […] [...]

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 […] [...]

County building gets scanners in the wake of shootings

by Associated Press Published: January 24,2013

Tags: administration, building, county government, gun, safety, security, shooter, shooting

HERNANDO — Door-size walk-through scanners soon will stand guard just inside the two rotunda entrances to the DeSoto County Administration Building to bolster security at the busy facility in downtown Hernando. County administrator Vanessa Lynchard tells The Commercial Appeal no particular local incident led to the move, but the backdrop of the Aurora, Colo., movie […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Bryant: Resist any presidential order that restricts gun rights

by Associated Press Published: January 16,2013

Tags: arms, death, executive, federal government, governor, gun, gun rights, shooter, shooting, state government, violence

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant said today that he wants the state to resist any presidential order that might restrict gun rights. Republican Bryant said he was acting in anticipation of Democratic President Barack Obama issuing executive orders aimed at banning military-style assault weapons, high-capacity ammunition clips. “I am asking that you immediately pass legislation […] [...]

Reward offered for leads on gun-shot water tower

BROOKHAVEN — Officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction related to vandalism at a Brookhaven water tower. The Daily Leader reports two gunshots pierced the tank near the end of December and water was leaking from the tower. The tower was drained Tuesday and repairs have begun. Officials […] [...]

Investigators discover stockpile of stolen goods, equipment

by MBJ Staff Published: October 19,2012

Tags: agriculture, arrest, ATV, equipment, gun, law enforcement, search warrant, state agency, steal, stolen, theft, thief, tractor, vehicle

CLAIBORNE COUNTY — Investigators with the Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau, the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC), in conjunction with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, have seized a large amount of stolen property and equipment valued in excess […] [...]

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