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Posted on 06/22/2013 5:29:44 PM PDT by marktwain
With confusion and concern looming over Mississippis 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 bills 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.
For the meantime, it remains to be seen how the state reacts to new carrying rights.
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Boy I bet the liberal panties are ALL twisted up.
We need this in Georgia.
We need this in Georgia.
The entire nation needs constitutional carry.
Does a “law abiding citizen” include felons that have served their time ?
We need this in Ohio.
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.
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
So damned bad their granny panties turn into thongs.
amen to that.
Wet and soiled.
How about my DAWGS? So proud of them.
IF they win it all, then I will comment. :>)
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
As you know, that still does not justify prohibition of concealed carry.
Jim Hood is a turd in our state, as you know.
“We need this in Ohio.”
You mean legal open carry? We already have that in Ohio, although with some limitation regarding vehicles.
“...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.
‘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.
or wanted to have an undue advantage over their fellow citizens in case of an altercation, by appearing unarmed.
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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??
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.
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.