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Analysis: Gun ruling includes Mississippi history lesson

A Mississippi Supreme Court decision about guns in courthouses provided different perspectives from several justices, including a history lesson about gun rights from Justice Leslie B. King, the only African-American currently serving on the nine-member court. The majority of justices ruled Thursday that some chancery judges were wrong to ban people with enhanced concealed-carry licenses from taking guns into courthouses. The ...

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Mississippi lawmaker displays unloaded gun during debate

A Mississippi lawmaker says he was trying to make a point about the hypocrisy of gun laws when he held up an unloaded pistol during a debate. Democratic Rep. Charles Young of Meridian held the gun over his head Thursday on the House floor. He says he was questioning a rule of the Mississippi House and Senate, which says only ...

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Bill: Let people sue over gun-carry bans on public property

Mississippi residents with a certain type of gun license could sue governments, universities and schools for defying a law meant allow them to carry guns almost anywhere on government property. Representatives on Wednesday approved House Bill 1083 , sending it to the Senate for more debate. The Legislature in 2011 passed a law allowing enhanced concealed carry licenses for gun owners after ...

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State’s at-will employment doctrine vulnerable in gun lawsuit

By TED CARTER A federal lawsuit over the firing of an Aurora Flight Sciences worker for having a gun in his car at work could soon punch a large hole in Mississippi’s  150-year-old “at-will employment” doctrine. While Robert Swindol’s suit against drone aircraft maker Aurora Flight Sciences is still under review by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New ...

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Mississippi State: Campus gunman arrested, no one wounded

Authorities at Mississippi State University say they have arrested a person who reportedly was carrying a gun on campus and that no injuries have been reported. MSU spokesman Sid Salter told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday that the person had been arrested. He declined to give any further information. The university had issued an online alert shortly ...

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Proposed ammo ban empties shelves

JACKSON — When word began to spread about a proposed ban on a popular type of ammunition, the market responded faster than a speeding bullet. “I think it was gone the day people heard about it,” Tim Sternberg of Dad’s Super Pawn in Gulfport said. The buying spree resulted from a proposal by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms ...

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New hunting supplies sales tax holiday bill signed into law

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi will remove its 7 percent state sales tax on guns, ammunition, archery equipment and some hunting supplies the first weekend of each September. Gov. Phil Bryant yesterday signed Senate Bill 2425. It becomes law July 1. The “Second Amendment Weekend,” without the tax, begins on the first Friday of each September and runs for three days, ...

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Ammo maker, Atlantic Marksmen, launching custom rifle line

  Things are happening so quickly at Trade League Mississippi Central Europe Inc. that it is accelerating its plans to introduce new products. The international venture opened its Atlantic Marksmen unit in Gulfport late last year and now it is adding a custom gun line to its ammunition manufacturing and distribution business. “We started to accept the first purchase orders ...

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Newtown mom to speak at Jackson State

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 “Child Welfare: Building Multi-Generational Teams ...

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