Skip to comments.Open carry law goes into effect July 1 (Mississippi)
Posted on 03/31/2013 6:08:26 PM PDT by Hotmetal
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Law enforcement agencies around the state are educating their officers on the new open carry weapons law, which is known as House Bill 2. It has been approved by both houses of the Mississippi Legislature and signed by the governor.
The new law allows any Mississippian, who is not otherwise disqualified, to openly carry a gun, with or without a permit. A permit is still required if the weapon is concealed.
The author of the legislation Rep. Andy Gipson of Braxton says it simply makes clear what has been the law of the state since the 1890 constitution was approved.
"In the 28 states which have this open carry already, have not had any problems with it," said Gipson. "In fact they have seen crime go down. Because the bad guys already have guns, and this bill allows the good law abiding citizens to carry guns in a way that would protect themselves, their families and their property."
Madison attorney Andy Taggert, who also is a political commentator for WLBT on Red Blue Review, thinks the new law is good.
"I think the Mississippi constitution already made it legal to strap on a six shooter, and walk down the main street," said Taggert. "What this statute does is make it very clear, effective July one."
Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey, who says he is a strong supporter of the second amendment and the right of law abiding citizens to carry firearms, is concerned about the safety of his officers and their understanding of the new law.
"The only thing is when you make the weapon easily accessible, and then you come in, you know a domestic situation, alcohol or drugs, it could be very dangerous for officers," said Bailey.
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Why doesn’t Texas have open carry?
You Go Mississippi!
Seems strange doesn’t it?
They do, just not for handguns
Gracie: He had a gun!
Kathy: Of course he had a gun. This is Texas, everybody has a gun. My florist has a gun!
- Miss Congeniality
Who in hell is going to carry around a rifle or shotgun in public on a regular basis to defend themselves?
especially under texas law...
“must be carried in a manner not calculated to cause alarm”
Wait annother year or so, when the entitlements dry up..
Just wait, someone like Chucky Schumer will try his best to tell Mississippi they can’t do this.
F U B O! and your ilk!
Here in the ultimate DEMONRAT heartland, We got an OPEN FIRE policy. We don't need some crooked lawmaker to tell us nut'in, we'll just blow you away. After dat, we get go to camp for five years. Three squars, medical sweet
Out of curiosity, how do such laws apply to out-of-staters resent in Mississippi?
Of course, any permit requirement or other restriction is a violation of second amendment rights, anyway...
resent = present
Are there any Buffalo Wild Wing restaurants in Mississippi?
I’m not sure.
Yes there’s a few.
A CCW requires a 12 month residency prior to applying for a permit. Same might apply to this law, but who knows? Mississippi law allows concealed or unconcealed transportation of a weapon in a vehicle for persons 18 or older. This new law would allow a person to remove that weapon from the vehicle and use it, if the need arises, without a CCW. Prior you would have had to have had a CCW to remove the weapon from the vehicle and move around with it other than on your property or at a range. You may need to check my facts on that latter part.
Resurrecting a Golden Oldie!