Posts Tagged ‘handgun’

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Concealed weapon permits spike; more than doubled in five years

by Associated Press Published: January 8,2013

Tags: agency, concealed, guns, handgun, permit, pistol, shooter, shotting, spike, state

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The number of people applying in Mississippi for a concealed weapon permit more than doubled from 2008 to 2012, according to figures released by the Department of Public Safety. Department spokesman Warren Strain said December 2012 saw the largest spike in the last five years, with 1,747 applications. Strain said total applications […] [...]

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