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MS Rep. Andy Gipson speaks out about open carry lawsuit
mississippigunnews.com ^ | 30 June, 2013 | Dana

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. Gipson’s 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.”

Andy.

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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: banglist; consitution; guncontrol; ms; opencarry; secondamendment
A clear statement by Representative Gipson.
1 posted on 07/01/2013 5:07:46 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

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.


2 posted on 07/01/2013 6:49:56 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: Wonder Warthog
Here is some background: Gun Watch article on Mississippi law, Mississippi Constitution, and the injunction.
3 posted on 07/01/2013 7:12:00 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

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..........


4 posted on 07/01/2013 8:00:17 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: Wonder Warthog

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.


5 posted on 07/01/2013 8:06:11 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: marktwain; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; ...

Mississippi gunslinger Ping


6 posted on 07/01/2013 8:28:09 AM PDT by WKB
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To: duffee
"...... is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve heard from a lawyer."

Not if the lawyer is a Democrat........

7 posted on 07/01/2013 8:46:12 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: WKB

Thanks very much for the ping.


8 posted on 07/01/2013 8:50:01 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: duffee

Right on, duffee!

Jim Hood is the only statewide elected demonic-rat and he can always be counted on to go against us.


9 posted on 07/01/2013 8:53:05 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

You’re very much welcome.


10 posted on 07/01/2013 10:53:02 AM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB

Thanks for the ping. Our Open-Carry Independence Day celebration is still on. This POS judge can KMA!


11 posted on 07/01/2013 2:49:02 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto; WKB

Bump that!

Thank you for the ping!


12 posted on 07/01/2013 11:49:46 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (To the GOPe ~ Chickens...comin' home...to roost!)
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To: marktwain; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; ...

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20130702/NEWS010504/130702026/State-Supreme-Court-won-t-overturn-injunction-open-carry-gun-law?odyssey=mod|breaking|text|Home

Link only MSC will not rule on injuction


13 posted on 07/02/2013 2:51:18 PM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB; houeto

I don’t understand this at all, do you?


14 posted on 07/02/2013 3:15:40 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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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.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 4:07:22 PM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB

Well, thank you for that. You have a better understanding than me!


16 posted on 07/02/2013 4:08:30 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: WKB

“A panel of three justices said they made their decision for procedural reasons...”

Procedural reasons?

Do you know what that means?


17 posted on 07/03/2013 12:02:43 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (To the GOPe ~ Chickens...comin' home...to roost!)
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To: dixiechick2000

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.


18 posted on 07/03/2013 4:58:29 AM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB; onyx; dixiechick2000

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.


19 posted on 07/03/2013 9:50:26 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto

Right.


20 posted on 07/03/2013 9:58:45 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: WKB

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. ;-)


21 posted on 07/04/2013 11:37:39 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (To the GOPe ~ Chickens...comin' home...to roost!)
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To: houeto

I read today that the Lauderdale county sheriff is saying that this doesn’t apply to the counties.

Kudos to him!


22 posted on 07/04/2013 11:41:00 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (To the GOPe ~ Chickens...comin' home...to roost!)
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