Skip to comments.MS Rep. Andy Gipson speaks out about open carry lawsuit
Posted on 07/01/2013 5:07:46 AM PDT by marktwain
Mississippi Representative Andy Gipson is the author and sponsor of House Bill 2. Rep. Gipson represents District 77, Simpson, Smith, and Rankin Counties, in the Mississippi Legislature. He served as Chairman of the House Judiciary B Committee, as well as a member of the Rules, Ways and Means, Elections, Legislative Reapportionment, Banking and Insurance Committees. In addition, he serves as Treasurer for the House Republican Conference and for the Mississippi Legislative Conservative Coalition.
Representative Gipson has proven himself many times to be one of the good guys. He knows and understands what freedom and liberty is about.
Below is a reprint of Rep. Gipsons statement about HB 2 and the recent lawsuit filed to prevent it from become part of MS law.
STATEMENT to ALL of you from Ms.State Representative Andy Gipson, AUTHOR of Ms. HB2 Bill.
Greetings from Rep. Andy Gipson, House District 77. The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, and Section 12 of our State Constitution guarantee to our people the unquestioned right to keep and bear arms. In Mississippi, it is either a right as is the case in over 30 other States, or it is not. It cannot be both a right and a crime. I took an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution and am honored to defend our constitutional rights to defend ourselves. Even today some brazenly seek to deny this right as evidenced by the frivolous lawsuit filed Friday in Jackson. But the recent debate in Mississippi only reveals a clear divide between those who truly believe and uphold the Second Amendment, and those who give only lip service to the principles of the Constitution. House Bill 2 simply reflects what our Constitution already guarantees, and liberals have shown they cannot stand it. But like it or not, neither our Constitution nor the Bill of Rights have changed. They stand even today as a witness to the freedoms we have as Americans. May God bless you and be safe.
I recommend you go to his website and learn a little about Rep. Gipson. Also follow him on facebook and let him know you support him and will stand behind his efforts as he defends our rights.
I read your post, and the article at the link, and still have no clue as to exactly what the issue is all about. WHAT lawsuit?? What is the issue and significance of said lawsuit? Maybe you have covered those points elsewhere, but if so, I haven’t seen them.
Excellent. That clarifies things greatly. Probably if I was still back in Louisiana, the local La. news would have had this as a story, but in Washington state..........
Problem is our AG jim hood, the only state wide elected democrat, who with his interpretations has worked to circumvent our state Constitution, our legislature and the will of the people. His interpretations defy common sense, ther can be no open carry because the part hidden by the holster makes it concealed but not concealed enough to be concealed. If any part of a concealed firearm is exposed, and this may include the holster, you are in violation and considered to be “brandishing” even inadvertant, wind blows shirt open, shirt or jacket pulls and exposes on entering or exiting vehicle, etc. his definition of partially concealed even if “wearing it around your neck tied with string because the string conceals part of the firearm” is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve heard from a lawyer.
Mississippi gunslinger Ping
Not if the lawyer is a Democrat........
Thanks very much for the ping.
Right on, duffee!
Jim Hood is the only statewide elected demonic-rat and he can always be counted on to go against us.
You’re very much welcome.
Thanks for the ping. Our Open-Carry Independence Day celebration is still on. This POS judge can KMA!
Thank you for the ping!
Link only MSC will not rule on injuction
I don’t understand this at all, do you?
I guess they are just going to let it work through the system. If we have a system. Jimbo Hood didn’t like his dim buddies going over his head and he still got slapped down.
Well, thank you for that. You have a better understanding than me!
“A panel of three justices said they made their decision for procedural reasons...”
Do you know what that means?
I didn’t even stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. :>)
I don’t know for sure what it means. I think it means 3 of Judges decided Jim Hood did not follow procedure by bringing the case directly to the MSC. Maybe he should have waited until after the hearing and then appealed.
Please keep in mind this is only my low info voter humble opinion.
Well, keeping in mind that it was the MSC that upheld the insane ruling that a piece of string tied around a trigger guard constituted concealed carry. This ruling does not surprise me. We’ll have to see what happens after the hearing on July 8.
Low info voter? Puhleese!
You have one of the most analytical and highly intelligent minds I’ve ever seen!
And, that’s without staying at a Holiday Inn Express. ;-)
I read today that the Lauderdale county sheriff is saying that this doesn’t apply to the counties.
Kudos to him!