Posts Tagged ‘shooting’

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 […] [...]

Cochran not changing security following shooting

by Wally Northway Published: January 10,2011

Tags: airport security, elected officials, shooting

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the shooting in Arizona that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says he is not requesting additional security, at least not yet. In a statement, Cochran said, “I am deeply saddened by the violence that struck Rep. Giffords, her staff and constituents. My prayers are with all […] [...]

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