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MISSISSIPPI OPEN CARRY: THE 2ND AMENDMENT IS YOUR CARRY PERMIT
Breitbartīs Big Government ^ | 9-13-13 | AWR HAWKINS

Posted on 09/13/2013 2:12:05 AM PDT by kingattax

While everyone was watching news in Colorado during the final weeks of the recalls, Mississippi was instituting a new law to allow the open carry of firearms without a concealed carry permit.

House Bill 2 was passed in Mississippi's last legislative session and signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant (R), but put on hold in July when Circuit Judge Winston Kidd issued an injunction to have the legislature "clarify it."

On August 29 the Mississippi Supreme Court "unanimously upheld the... open carry law," setting the stage for it to take effect.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 09/13/2013 2:12:06 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Weird. Most states don’t require a permit.

Anyway, good for them.


2 posted on 09/13/2013 2:23:10 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: kingattax

I have yet to see one holstered.


3 posted on 09/13/2013 2:38:48 AM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: RKBA Democrat

It’s somewhat odd but several Southern states that are very CCW-friendly have tight restrictions or bans on open carry, including South Carolina, Arkansas, Florida, and Texas. My guess is that those laws may be left over from Reconstruction or be post-Reconstruction Jim Crow laws, as the Democrats didn’t want black people to be able to defend themselves.

}:-)4


4 posted on 09/13/2013 4:23:30 AM PDT by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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To: kingattax

I told you all that our Supreme Court would vote for righteous truth. I have not seen one person open carry since this law was passed but that may be because most of us have CCW permits.


5 posted on 09/13/2013 4:32:34 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Moose4

This was all about the AG here... the ONLY state wide dim... and he had interpreted our Constitution as stating that any weapon was concealed if any part of it was not visible. The only legal way to hold a gun under his rules would be to put a pencil into the muzzle and holding where no part of it was concealed. Our Constitution has ALWAYS allowed open carry... but this law was needed to clarify a demonrat’s forced interpretation of that Constitutional clause.


6 posted on 09/13/2013 4:36:52 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Moose4
My guess is that those laws may be left over from Reconstruction or be post-Reconstruction Jim Crow laws, as the Democrats didn’t want black people to be able to defend themselves.

That's correct. And, there was no CHL law in Texas until 1995, after the Republicans took effective control of the state government for the first time in over a century.

7 posted on 09/13/2013 4:43:06 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: justlurking

What I’ve always found ironic here in North Carolina is that there is exactly one jurisdiction in the entire state that is exempt from NC’s preemption of local firearms restrictions, and that’s Durham County (my former home for 5 years), which is majority black. Durham was grandfathered into the law when it was passed back in the ‘20s or ‘30s. Handguns in Durham must be registered, nowhere else in the state does this apply. And while NC is allegedly a shall-issue CCW state, getting a CCW permit in Durham is tougher than just about anywhere else.

It’s a leftover Jim Crow law, pure and simple. But the liberal blacks who have run Durham for 50 years want it kept on the books...despite the fact that Durham has one of the highest crime rates in the state, a massive drug and gang problem for a city its size, and these laws making criminals out of hundreds and thousands of otherwise law-abiding black citizens who just want to defend themselves from the crackheads and gangbangers.

}:-)4


8 posted on 09/13/2013 4:51:07 AM PDT by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
I told you all that our Supreme Court would vote for righteous truth. I have not seen one person open carry since this law was passed but that may be because most of us have CCW permits.

Yep - I've seen one and nobody around him cringed in fear. I'm assuming many will continue concealed and others will let someone else find out whether LEOs are properly trained and not prone to harassment for those who decide to enjoy the Freedom of the Constitution. Talked to one oldster who claimed to see someone with a gun on his hip, "acting all big and cocky". When I asked him what the person did/said to indicate "cockiness", he had no response - I guess the gun is an emoticon to the uninformed. The gentleman never knew I was carrying - probably would have considered me to be threatening since we had just discussed Constitutional carry.

9 posted on 09/13/2013 4:59:25 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: kingattax; waterhill; ixtl
THE 2ND AMENDMENT IS YOUR CARRY PERMIT

Now that's the way it SHOULD be everywhere in a "free" country (((ping))).

10 posted on 09/13/2013 5:13:30 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: kingattax
I would argue that the threat of personal injury now is higher than in the "wild" west days. There is even more reason to open carry now than then. An armed society is a polite society.


11 posted on 09/13/2013 5:17:50 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

But what I’ve noticed in my area of Mississippi is that every single business around here has put up a sign stating they do not allow any weapons on their premises, so where are you going to open carry at, the sidewalk? There is even a place here that sells guns that won’t allow open carry. I find it very hypocritical.


12 posted on 09/13/2013 5:24:49 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: central_va
"...the threat of personal injury now is higher than in the "wild" west days..." There is no doubt about it. We need our sidearms now more than ever. A fair collection photo RTMHGs.jpg
13 posted on 09/13/2013 5:51:38 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Moose4
I am pushing hard for open carry in Texas.

/johnny

14 posted on 09/13/2013 5:56:25 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: kingattax; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; Impy; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; ..

WE WIN ANOTHER ONE!!!

STAND TALL!!!

Outstanding!!!!


15 posted on 09/13/2013 6:11:58 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

“A FAIR Collection”...

That’s a beautiful thing to see!!!! Revolvers to the left, Semis to the right...

It’s....it’s... PERFECT!!!! (sniff...brings a TEAR to me old eyes!!!)

Now you need a couple of vintage rifles in there as well!!

Hahah!


16 posted on 09/13/2013 6:14:41 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: kingattax
THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS YOUR CARRY PERMIT

Would someone please point that out to Christie and the morons in the New Jersey legislature? They don't seem to be listening to me!

17 posted on 09/13/2013 6:24:27 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
...most of us have CCW permits.

The requirement for which is an INFRINGEMENT upon your Second Amendment rights, no matter how easily obtained.

18 posted on 09/13/2013 6:26:33 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: trebb

I think that you are correct.

LLS


19 posted on 09/13/2013 6:47:13 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Lil Flower

My business is not off limits. I do not see very many signs here on the Coast. Maybe because we are the crime center in Mississippi (outside of Jackson “Mogadishu” Mississippi) and most people here have always been armed.

LLS


20 posted on 09/13/2013 6:49:08 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: JimRed; kingattax; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; Impy; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; ...
And from Missouri:

http://www.examiner.com/article/mo-sen-repub-leadership-chooses-continued-federal-infringement-of-gun-rights

Looks like Missouri needs a Colorado-style RECALL of this backstabbing POS...

21 posted on 09/13/2013 6:58:59 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: kingattax

Paging Michael Bloomturd.


22 posted on 09/13/2013 7:00:47 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: NFHale; All

Bravo!


23 posted on 09/13/2013 7:07:02 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: JimRed

“THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS YOUR CARRY PERMIT
Would someone please point that out to Christie and the morons in the New Jersey legislature? They don’t seem to be listening to me! “


Add NY to that!


24 posted on 09/13/2013 7:40:40 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: kingattax

Colorado has open carry.


25 posted on 09/13/2013 8:00:37 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: JimRed

Mississippi says that we may carry a weapon openly for self defense and in defense of the State when and if needed. It may be an infringement to require a CCW permit but when Scalia says that some regulation is allowed... I do not know how we overcome that except by incremental removal of unConstitutional laws... just the way the left put them into place... we undo them a bit at a time. I am an active member in three gun rights groups and I just helped in a fund raising event for the NRA. I personally donated 500 dollars that evening.


26 posted on 09/13/2013 9:31:44 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sybeck1

Come to VA and we’ll be happy to let you OC. Fairly common in these parts.


27 posted on 09/13/2013 12:25:39 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Moose4

Well, what’s really odd is that states like VT and DE have better and more permissive gun laws than TX, FL, or SC. Yeah, it probably was jim crow. But what’s their excuse now?


28 posted on 09/13/2013 12:43:40 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Monterrosa-24

I guess you gotta start someplace——keep up the good work.-—SEMPER FI


29 posted on 09/13/2013 12:56:23 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Why open carry when you can conceal? It is much safer and more peaceful when no one is judging you for having a tool to defend yourself.


30 posted on 09/13/2013 3:59:49 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: JimRed
“The requirement for which is an INFRINGEMENT upon your Second Amendment rights, no matter how easily obtained”

That is undeniable.

Years ago in other areas, I easily obtained CCW permits.
I have also lived in “open carry” states.

I much prefer to conceal the number and type of personal self defense tools I decide to carry on any given day.
I am not particularly physically imposing, and I made it a habit to avoid physical confrontations of any kind.

I noticed when I openly carried hand guns, I attracted far more attention from individuals who I deemed “potential threats”.
As if in their abnormal, alcohol, drug or testosterone overloaded minds they thought I was actively daring them to assault me!

I prefer concealed carry.
If an individual has never been convicted of a violent crime, I see no reason to require that citizen obtain a “permit” to carry any concealed weapons.

There are situations and places that common sence would allow for all citizens to be banned from carrying weapons of any type.
Banks, bars and courthouses come to mind.

If those places do ban weapons of citizens on the premises, they must also openly assume all liability for every citizens personal safety and protection, while on the premises.

31 posted on 09/13/2013 5:00:14 PM PDT by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Which is why I have not seen a single person open carry yet.
I do not have a problem with open carry however... if someone wants to do it. Makes people treat each other like they did 30 years ago.

LLS


32 posted on 09/14/2013 3:58:13 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I have actually seen a couple folks open carrying here in Hampton Roads, VA in the last few months. I have to admit, even I did a double take to make sure I was really seeing it.


33 posted on 09/14/2013 4:32:39 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: wastoute

All of the predictions of the Wild West have crumbled as the lies that they were.


34 posted on 09/14/2013 5:01:05 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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