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Officer awarded by NRA for fatal shooting sues over job loss

The National Rifle Association’s 2012 national Law Enforcement Officer of the Year has accused his former police department of forcing him to resign. The Clarion Ledger reports David McCarley filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the police department of Pearl, Mississippi, that asks for reinstatement and full back pay. The 51-year-old McCarley was recognized by the NRA for killing a ...

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States, politicians back gun-maker in Sandy Hook appeal

Ten states and nearly two dozen members of Congress are joining the National Rifle Association in supporting gun-maker Remington Arms as it fights a Connecticut court ruling involving liability for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Officials in the 10 conservative states, 22 House Republicans and the NRA are among groups that filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court on ...

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Walmart to stop selling handgun ammunition

Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it. The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting claimed seven lives in Odessa, Texas and follows two other back-to-back shootings last month, one of them at a Walmart store. The ...

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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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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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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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