Posts Tagged ‘shooting’

Senate approves sales tax break for outdoor enthusiasts

JACKSON — The Senate has passed a sales tax holiday to encourage sportsmen to purchase firearms and hunting supplies in Mississippi. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says Senate Bill 2425 gives sports enthusiasts a sales tax break on firearms, ammunition, hunting supplies and fishing supplies purchased the first weekend of September. Louisiana has a similar holiday. […] [...]

Judge denies bond in doctor/lawyer murder-for-hire case

GREENWOOD — Bond has again been denied for Dr. Arnold Smith but a judge says he may reconsider after the doctor undergoes a mental examination. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports prosecutors told Judge Breland Hilburn that a bed is open for Smith at the State Hospital in Whitfield. They have not said when he might be […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 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 […] [...]

City officials targeting BYOB nightclubs

by Associated Press Published: February 18,2013

Tags: alcohol, drinking, entertainment, license, liquor, nightclubs, nightlife, public safety, regulation, secutty, shooting

TUPELO — Officials say eliminating “bring your own bottle” nightclubs could help control littering, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and assaults in Tupelo. The proposal would require a city beer permit or a state alcohol permit for establishments that serve alcohol and provide entertainment, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. “For me, it’s safety,” said Tupelo […] [...]

Iconic outdoors retailer closes after slow decline, poor customer service

by John Woods Published: February 8,2013

Tags: Clinton, hunting, outdoors, shooting, Surplus City

A few months ago, I left the doctor’s office after an annual physical and thought I would reward myself with a visit to one of my long-time favorite outdoor supply hangouts in Clinton. Ask if I was shocked when I rolled into the parking lot to see a huge sign on the side of both […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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