Posts Tagged ‘weapon’

Gun background checks plummeted last month

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 […] [...]

Coast company getting piece of $58.5M Defense contract

LONG BEACH — A Mississippi company is getting a chunk of a $58.5 million contract to design, build and demonstrate a prototype unmanned trimaran for anti-submarine warfare. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded the contract yesterday to Science Applications International Corp. of McLean, Va. According to a news release from the Pentagon, the work […] [...]

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