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MS:Store owners wait on gun law
bolivarcom.com ^ | 21 June, 2013 | Rory Doyle

Posted on 06/22/2013 5:29:44 PM PDT by marktwain

With confusion and concern looming over Mississippi’s new gun law set to kick in July 1, businesses are reminded of their rights in relation to the “Open Carry” legislation.

House Bill 2, approved by Gov. Phil Bryant in March, is being referred to as the open carry law because gun owners will now have fewer concealment regulations.

"HB 2 set out to redefine what a concealed weapon is," said Cleveland Police Chief Buster Bingham. "If the law holds up, any person can carry a weapon on their belt as long as it's holstered. It doesn't need to be hidden or obscured.”

Also written in the bill’s language is that citizens may carry with or without concealed carry permits — any law-abiding citizen over 18 years of age may ‘holster carry' in the open if done in a non-threating and otherwise lawful manner.

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For the meantime, it remains to be seen how the state reacts to new carrying rights.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; guncontrol; ms; opencarry; secondamendment
The Mississippi Constitution has always protected the open carry of weapons:

Concealed and Open Carry in Mississippi to Conform to the Constitution

1 posted on 06/22/2013 5:29:44 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Boy I bet the liberal panties are ALL twisted up.


2 posted on 06/22/2013 5:40:06 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marktwain

We need this in Georgia.


3 posted on 06/22/2013 5:41:30 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: marktwain; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; ...

MS ping


4 posted on 06/22/2013 5:41:41 PM PDT by WKB
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
We need this in Georgia.

The entire nation needs constitutional carry.

5 posted on 06/22/2013 5:47:13 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: marktwain

Does a “law abiding citizen” include felons that have served their time ?


6 posted on 06/22/2013 5:48:23 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: driftdiver
To quote the ass-clown in chief: “They`re all wee-wee`d up.”
7 posted on 06/22/2013 5:49:41 PM PDT by nomad
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

We need this in Ohio.


8 posted on 06/22/2013 5:50:32 PM PDT by nomad
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
We have it in AZ. So far, no carnage.

If businesses don't want customers who carry, there's always another store or restaurant down the block that does. Maybe 5 - 10 percent of businesses around liberal Phoenix have signs.

As far as jewelry stores are concerned, that's where I think I've seen the most people carrying openly - behind the counter.

I still think the most important aspect of open carry is that it prevents people from being harassed or even arrested from not successfully carrying concealed. I've heard horror stories from other states about people actually being arrested because someone saw their weapon. It gets warm here. T-shirts "print" quite easily. Even if someone isn't carrying openly, it's not uncommon to see the butt of their weapon showing through their clothing.

9 posted on 06/22/2013 5:54:41 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: marktwain

Will have my.45 on my side next Monday. Wish I could a colt and a gunslinger belt with a strap on the leg but that might be overkill


10 posted on 06/22/2013 5:54:57 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Marco is a good conservative. Rush and Mark tell me that everyday.)
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To: driftdiver

So damned bad their granny panties turn into thongs.


11 posted on 06/22/2013 5:57:13 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Standing Wolf

amen to that.


12 posted on 06/22/2013 6:35:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: driftdiver
"Boy I bet the liberal panties are ALL twisted up."

Wet and soiled.

13 posted on 06/22/2013 6:52:34 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: WKB

How about my DAWGS? So proud of them.


14 posted on 06/22/2013 6:59:16 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: MamaB

IF they win it all, then I will comment. :>)


15 posted on 06/22/2013 7:01:20 PM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB

They have done better than a lot of people thought. I love my DAWGS even if they lose. State has some new billboards going up around the state. My cousin and her family are up there and a dorm friend and her family are there, too. The grandmother of one of the players is a girl I went to school with back in the good ole days. I wonder if she is there. GO DAWGS.


16 posted on 06/22/2013 7:12:00 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: WKB

While I am all for this open carry law, I have yet to see anyone offer an explanation of why CONCEALED CARRY is a “bad thing.”

???


17 posted on 06/22/2013 7:38:15 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Concealed Carry makes it a bit of a mystery who’s going to be able to shoot back ~ which I guess diverts potential assailants in a different direction. Open Carry or Constitutional Carry as some are referring to it for guns (rather than cans of suds) leaves little to the imagination.


18 posted on 06/22/2013 8:00:14 PM PDT by muawiyah (Get your RED (state) Arm Bands ~)
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To: WXRGina

Concealed carry is not a bad thing, it’s a good thing. Our problem in Mississippi is that we have ONE statewide elected democrat, our Attornet General. Like most democrats he is obviously against the People’s God given right to keep and bear arms. If a firearm was inadvertantly seen you were considered to be brandishing, democrats working overtime to make law abiding citizens lawbreakers. Actually this law just reinforces our Constitution of 1890 which gave us the right to open carry but neede legislative permission to carry concealed. The AG was trying to circumvent our Constitution and legislature.


19 posted on 06/22/2013 8:38:56 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: marktwain

I can’t imagine anything unusual happening, based on all the other examples of gun liberty unhindered. The biggest comment will likely be how anticlimactic it all is.

The first to notice will be the police, at the end of the first and second months, when they notice their violent crime stats trending lower in their monthly report.


20 posted on 06/22/2013 8:43:03 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: muawiyah

As you know, that still does not justify prohibition of concealed carry.


21 posted on 06/22/2013 9:05:54 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: duffee

Jim Hood is a turd in our state, as you know.


22 posted on 06/22/2013 9:06:59 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: nomad

“We need this in Ohio.”

You mean legal open carry? We already have that in Ohio, although with some limitation regarding vehicles.


23 posted on 06/22/2013 11:25:29 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

“...there’s always another store or restaurant down the block that does.”

Always? You seem sure that the whole world resembles your neighborhood or places you know about.


24 posted on 06/22/2013 11:37:28 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: WXRGina

‘While I am all for this open carry law, I have yet to see anyone offer an explanation of why CONCEALED CARRY is a “bad thing.”’

As I recall, the argument was that open carry of a weapon was perfectly legal and customary, and that anyone who wanted to carry a weapon concealed had some nefarious illegal intent behind their desire or wanted to have an undue advantage over their fellow citizens in case of an altercation, by appearing unarmed. At least, as I recall, that was justification in the early 1800’s for some states making concealed carry illegal.


25 posted on 06/22/2013 11:44:22 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: KrisKrinkle

or wanted to have an undue advantage over their fellow citizens in case of an altercation, by appearing unarmed.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
All things considered, this is reason enough for me.

Except I do not like the ‘use’ of the words undue advantage.
If a thug should happen to accost an off duty LEO, the story gets written up “Mr(?)... picked the ‘wrong’ target as Smith was an off duty Deputy Sheriff”. Why should he have a better chance of surviving an ‘incident’ than you or me??


26 posted on 06/22/2013 11:54:51 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Inside every 'older' man there is a 'younger' man wondering "WTF happened")
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To: marktwain
The Mississippi Constitution has always protected the open carry of weapons:

Yep - just been subverted by a "legal" ruling that a holster completely, or in part concealed a weapon which made it a concealed weapon and required a CCW. Gov Bryant is doing us a service.

27 posted on 06/23/2013 4:07:27 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: KrisKrinkle

I guess that makes sense to a degree. But, that prevents a woman from carrying a small handgun “concealed” in her purse. I guess I’m just in favor of being able to carry a gun in whatever way I prefer, whatever is most comfortable to me, whether it’s in a shoulder holster under my jacket, in my purse or outside on my hip.


28 posted on 06/23/2013 7:02:41 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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