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Another town bans guns in its public government buildings

SUMMIT — Summit has joined the list of Mississippi municipalities banning weapons in government buildings. The Enterprise-Journal reports the Town Council had adopted an ordinance banning “the carrying of weapons into local, state or federal buildings” inside Summit limits. Officials in local governments across Mississippi — including McComb, Brookhaven and Amite County — have passed measures that prohibit guns and other ...

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City mulls the banning of firearms from buildings, parks

NATCHEZ — Natchez is considering a firearms ban for city-owned building and property. The Natchez Democrat reports Alderman Ricky Gray asked city attorney Hyde Carby if the city could post “no firearms” signs at city buildings and parks. Gray said he believes prohibiting firearms on city property would be in the best interest of public safety. Carby says the city ...

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Hood: State's new open-carry gun law should take effect as scheduled

JACKSON — People who want to block Mississippi’s open-carry gun law say the state Supreme Court shouldn’t kill their effort. However, Attorney General Jim Hood says the law should be allowed to take effect. He asked the Supreme Court yesterday to overturn an injunction issued Friday by Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd. The law clarifies that people in Mississippi ...

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Judge blocks new state open-carry gun law

JACKSON — A state judge blocked Mississippi’s open-carry gun law from taking effect next week, writing in a Friday ruling that the law was vague and that an injunction was needed to prevent irreparable harm. Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd scheduled a hearing July 8 to consider more arguments about whether to extend the injunction. Hinds County District Attorney ...

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Board votes to ban guns on all city property

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg is banning firearms city property except for law enforcement officers. The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen adopted the ban this week. The Vicksburg Post reports the board also ordered signs to be put up on city buildings and at parks. The ban is to take effect Monday. No penalty is attached to the resolution. City Attorney ...

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Chicago family suing local gun shop owner following murder

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 news release. Wortham had just ...

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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 Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, ...

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Hunting-weapons legislation passes House

JACKSON — Some hunters who use modern rifles may no longer have to sit out primitive weapon deer season in Mississippi. A bill that would allow hunters to use weapons of choice on private land during this brief part of deer season is headed to the desk of Gov. Phil Bryant. Bryant spokesman Mick Bullock said he expects the governor ...

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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 pay for resource officers. The ...

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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 entertainment, such as music, games, ...

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