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Concealed weapon permits spike; more than doubled in five years

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The number of people applying in Mississippi for a concealed weapon permit more than doubled from 2008 to 2012, according to figures released by the Department of Public Safety. Department spokesman Warren Strain said December 2012 saw the largest spike in the last five years, with 1,747 applications. Strain said total applications in 2012 were 12, 306. ...

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

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 which the first thing the ...

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GUNS, AMMO & OBAMA: Post-election firearms economics creating anxiety among buyers, sellers

The promoter who puts on the most gun shows each year in Mississippi says the re-election of President Obama and the law of supply-and-demand have combined to create an uncertain future for promoters such as himself. The viability of the 10 shows David Chancellor presents each year hinges on meeting the expectations of customers who come to his shows in ...

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NANCY ANDERSON: Gun culture has got to change in America

I don’t like guns. My father had an old shotgun he kept in the closet, unloaded of course. He was a country boy who never took to hunting, so I had no experience with firearms and the sport surrounding their use. Two husbands, no hunters. When I married Ken, he had a small handgun. He keeps it somewhere other than ...

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Ole Miss rejects gun shop owner's sponsorship offer

OXFORD — University of Mississippi officials say they are protecting its brand by refusing to allow an Oxford gun shop owner to sponsor a university hockey club. And, university attorney Lee Tyner tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal no student organization is authorized to sell sponsorships that pair one of the university’s logos with that of a business. Nathan Yow, ...

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The gun owners I know do not cause me fear

Editor, Your response to Sen. Merle Flowers proposed bill has little to do with being anti-business and nothing whatsoever to affecting or not affecting a recession.  The anti-gun rhetoric from the left is the same worn excuse it has always been.  Somehow an in-animate object is magically going to be a threat to society and peace-loving individuals.  Nothing could be ...

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Starbucks asks not to be center of gun debate

Coffee chain Starbucks Inc. is sticking to its policy of letting customers carry guns where it’s legal and said it does not want to be put in the middle of a larger gun-control debate. The statement stems from recent incidents when gun owners have walked into Starbucks and other businesses to test state laws that allow gun owners to carry ...

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