Tag Archives: guns

Newtown mom to speak at Jackson State

January 30, 2014

1 Comment

JACKSON, Mississippi — Scarlett Lewis, a Newtown, Conn., mother whose son was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, will be among the featured speakers during the Mississippi Child Welfare Institute at Jackson State University, held Feb. 12-14 at the Marriott Hotel, 200 E. Amite St. The theme of the 12th Annual Conference is […]

Continue reading...

UPDATE: Florida police called on George Zimmerman

September 9, 2013

0 Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. — George Zimmerman’s wife has called police to her father’s house, saying the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of murder threatened her with a gun. Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell says Shellie Zimmerman called police shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. Bracknell says Zimmerman hasn’t been arrested and officers are at […]

Continue reading...

Judge extends hold on Mississippi open-carry gun law

July 12, 2013

0 Comments

JACKSON, Mississippi —  A Hinds County circuit judge has extended his hold on Mississippi’s open-carry gun law, declaring it unconstitutionally vague. Judge Winston Kidd on Friday put a permanent injunction on that law Friday. But, Attorney General Jim Hood is expected to appeal that decision to the state Supreme Court. On June 28, Kidd put […]

Continue reading...

UPDATE — Court extends temporary restraining order for open carry law until Friday while merits of blocking law are considered

July 8, 2013

0 Comments

A Hinds County circuit judge heard arguments Monday about whether to extend his temporary block on a Mississippi open-carry gun law. Earlier this year, legislators passed and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 2, which says adults don’t need a state-issued permit to carry a gun that’s not concealed. The bill’s chief sponsor, Republican […]

Continue reading...

CARTER: Nosy N.Y. newspaper may be doing gun owners a favor

January 3, 2013

0 Comments

As a lifetime campaigner for public access to government records, I can’t argue with efforts by the Journal News of Putnam County, N.Y., to obtain and publish the names of holders of handgun licenses in their circulation area. The move does, however, bring to mind that unsettling scene in the original Red Dawn movie in […]

Continue reading...