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  • Men: Bigfoot-like creature may be in Mississippi

    09/02/2014 7:21:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    UPI ^ | September 2, 2014 | Ben Hooper
    VICKSBURG, Miss., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A pair of Mississippi men said they had close encounters with a Bigfoot-like creature on separate occasions near the same playground. Vicksburg resident Peyton Lassiter told The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger he discovered a footprint and some mysterious gray hair near a local playground Aug. 12, and David Childers, a paranormal investigator who has been featured on cable network A&E, said he caught a glimpse of a 6-foot-tall "creature" with "grayish-brown" hair at the playground in November of last year.
  • Soros, Steyer Spend Big in Bid to Rescue Democrats' Majority

    08/22/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 22, 2014 | Scott Bland and Adam Wollner
    George Soros gave $500,000 apiece to House Majority PAC and the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund. Climate-change activist Tom Steyer gave the biggest super PAC donation in July with $7.5 million. Super PACs spent July beefing up for the fall campaign. Many groups filed new disclosure reports this week, leaving a paper trail littered with big checks from big names. Democrats dominate the list of notable July donors ... Michael Bloomberg is staying plenty active in his post-mayoral days. Aside from funding his gun-control-focused super PAC, Bloomberg has written checks to Senate Majority PAC and super PACs that backed...
  • Tell RNC/GOP-e fundraisers where you stand! (Vanity)

    08/08/2014 12:43:43 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 47 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 08/08/2014 | BuckeyeTexan
    My Republican Affiliation and Renewal Confirmation Card arrived today. Here's how I filled it out and returned it at my own expense. The Republican National Committee needs to buy a clue. Later I'll publish the answers I supplied to a Republican-financed survey. The questioner was clearly distressed that I did not provide the expected responses.
  • Chris McDaniel: I Beat Thad Cochran by 25,000 Votes

    08/04/2014 2:41:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 87 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/4/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Six weeks after the primary runoff election, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel is launching his formal legal challenge of the election results, saying the evidence is so conclusive that he will be calling for courts to recognize him as the true victor of the race rather than calling for a new election. “Chris McDaniel clearly, clearly won the Republican vote in the runoff,” McDaniel attorney Mitch Tyner said at a Monday press conference. “I say that very assuredly because that’s what the mathematics show. It’s not what I’m arguing. After the election, we did some post-election polling. We determined that...
  • Chris McDaniel Formally Becomes the Defeated Tea Party Candidate That Won't Go Away

    08/04/2014 2:15:48 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 40 replies
    The Wire/Yahoo ^ | 07/04/2014 | Russell Berman
    Tea Party hopeful Chris McDaniel lost his Republican primary challenge to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi on June 24. Cochran beat him by about 7,700 votes. On July 7, the state's Republican Party certified Cochran's victory. Six weeks after the run-off election, McDaniel is having a tough time moving on. On Monday, McDaniel, a state senator, announced he was formally challenging the results and asking the Mississippi Republican executive committee to declare him the party's nominee in the November general election. "Justice has no timetable, and yet here we stand," McDaniel, 42, told reporters assembled at a press conference...
  • MS: Jackson Homeowner Shoots 2 of 3 Invaders

    07/14/2014 6:18:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It is 2 a.m.  Multiple home invaders have broken into your house.  The homeowner manages to shoot two of the three, with solid hits.   We do not know if the third was hit because the police have not found them yet.  From wjtv.com: One person was hit in the head and taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. A second person was found shot in the chest behind a house across the street several hours later.  There is no mention of the homeowner being hit, so they probably were not injured.   While the story does not...
  • McDaniel Campaign Begins Legal Challenge in Mississippi GOP Primary

    07/03/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 32 replies
    Time ^ | 07/03/2014 | Denver Nicks
    This year’s most hotly contested Republican primary elections entered a new round of controversy Thursday morning, when the Tea Party challenger attempting to unseat incumbent Senator Thad Cochran officially initiated a challenge to the results of a runoff last week. Insurgent candidate Chris McDaniel Thursday sent a “Notice of Intent to Challenge” to the Cochran campaign, the first step in an attempt to invalidate the election by revealing voting irregularities. Early next week the McDaniel campaign will file its official challenge with the state Republican Party, which oversees the primary election, McDaniel spokesman Noel Fritsch told TIME. A legal challenge...
  • Could Mississippi's Primary Happen in Texas?

    07/02/2014 2:42:33 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 9 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 07/02/2014 | Andrew Todd
    Last week, Senator Thad Cochran narrowly defeated Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi GOP run-off. The way he won however, (and in a larger sense, if he won) is what has attracted the most news coverage. As has been well covered, Thad Cochran’s campaign worked extensively to recruit Democrats to get out the vote for Cochran, who they positioned as a moderate alternative to McDaniel, even going so far as to suggest that McDaniel was a racist who would turn back the clock in Mississippi to the Jim Crow Era. From all the exit polling data examined thus...
  • MS House Speaker Pro Tempore Paid Alleged Cochran Vote Buyer Immediately After 2011 Election

    07/01/2014 1:20:52 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 1 replies
    On the very last page from a report filed by Snowden in January of 2012. Stevie Fielder. He's credited with "Campaign organizational assistance" and was paid $2,650 for his efforts.
  • BREAKING: Allegations Point to Cochran Campaign in Mississippi Senate Vote Buying Scandal

    06/30/2014 7:21:24 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 156 replies
    RedState ^ | 6/30/2014 | Aaron Gardner
    An audio interview has surfaced in which the interviewee claims that he was to be paid by the Cochran camp to grease voters in the Mississippi GOP Senate runoff election. The audio interview, which coincides with a separate audio recording and batch of evidence produced by the newly launched GotNews.com, a project by Charles C. Johnson, alleges that the Cochran campaign conspired with a Mississippi Reverend to buy the votes of African American voters, who happen to be democrats. Before I get into the weeds of what is in the audio interview and transcript, which are both below, let me...
  • Defiant Chris McDaniel declines to concede in speech to supporters [plus C-Span Video]

    06/24/2014 10:53:20 PM PDT · by bd476 · 85 replies
    Politico ^ | June 25, 2014 12:24 AM EDT | By ANNA PALMER
    Politico Defiant Chris McDaniel declines to concede in speech to supporters By ANNA PALMER | 6/25/14 12:24 AM EDT HATTIESBURG, MISS. — A defiant Chris McDaniel walked up to the podium at his election night headquarters here after the Republican runoff was called for his opponent Sen. Thad Cochran — and then he didn't concede. "We had a dream and the dream is still with us," said McDaniel to an increasingly vocal crowd, telling them that the fight is not over. "Today the conservative movement took a backseat to liberal Democrats in Mississippi." Cochran's strategy Tuesday was to expand...
  • In Abrupt Shift, Mississippi Gov. Bryant Comes Out Against Common Core

    06/20/2014 12:15:15 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/14 | Matthew Boyle
    MADISON, Mississippi — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant came out in ardent opposition to Common Core education standards on Thursday, a signal of the immense grassroots pressure in the state, as State Sen. Chris McDaniel and incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) battle to win the GOP primary runoff on Tuesday. “I think Common Core is a failed program, and the United States is beginning to realize that,” Bryant said, according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. "Governors all across America are realizing states can do it better.” In late 2013, Bryant issued an executive order that called for state-level, not national, educational standards,...
  • Meet Man Who Has Been Constantly Hiccupping for Two Years

    06/07/2014 6:30:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Free Press Journal ^ | June 07, 2014
    A man from County Roscommon, Ireland has been constantly hiccupping for two years after a boozy night out and has discovered that there is probably no cure to his problem. Daniel Clavin said that the hiccups had taken over his life and he did not know if he will ever get rid of them, the Daily Star reported. The 38-year-old said that he had tried just about everything i.e. all the old wives cures but he could not stop and he spent most nights in a different room from his wife so that she was not disturbed. Clavin was recently...
  • POLLS: Too Close to Call [It's Now Or Never--This Election Matters]

    06/02/2014 6:00:00 PM PDT · by Syncro · 73 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 2, 2014 | Staff
    POLLS: Too Close to Call With the election TOMORROW, polls are showing the race between conservative Chris McDaniel and establishment entrenched Thad Cochran a virtual dead-heat.   While the Cochran campaign had a slight edge just one week ago, the McDaniel campaign has seen considerable momentum as of of late due to endorsements by major national conservative leaders from across the country such as Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum and many more.  The election is TOMMOROW and represents one of the only opportunities for the Tea Party to oust a U.S. Senate Republican establishment career politician in Thad Cochran.  With the...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 53 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • Antidepressant Could Be Prophylactic for Alzheimer’s

    05/15/2014 8:01:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies
    the-scientist ^ | May 14, 2014 | Rina Shaikh-Lesko
    An antidepressant drug appears to deter the formation of amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published today (May 14) in Science Translational Medicine. A team led by Yvette Sheline of the University of Pennsylvania studied the effects of citalopram, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), on mice and a small group of people.Amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles can be found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, but it’s not clear if the plaques are precursors to neurodegenerative problems or an effect of them. Citalopram, which is marketed as Celexa and Cipramil, is typically used to treat...
  • Tornado on ground- Tupelo MS

    04/28/2014 12:56:36 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 83 replies
    NWS ^ | 4/28/2014
    AT 243 PM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR BISSELL...OR NEAR TUPELO...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.
  • Microsoft warns of Internet Explorer security gap

    04/28/2014 10:19:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2014 1:12 PM EDT
    Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a link to a malicious website. The vulnerability affects versions 6 through 11 of the Web browser. …
  • Microsoft confirms it's dropping Windows 8.1 support

    04/15/2014 10:53:03 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 61 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | April 14, 2014 | Woody Leonhard
    In what is surely the most customer-antagonistic move of the new Windows regime, Steve Thomas at Microsoft posted a TechNet article on Saturday stating categorically that Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for Windows 8.1, starting in May. Call this the "let them eat cake" approach to support for Microsoft's flagship operating system. ... Yes, you read that right: With three weeks left until Windows 8.1 end of support -- until the next round of security patches appear with Windows 8.1 not included in the party list -- Microsoft still hasn't figured out how to get Windows 8.1 Update...
  • Microsoft offers users $100 credit on a new PC to switch from XP

    04/04/2014 7:06:45 AM PDT · by null and void · 59 replies
    Geekwire ^ | 3/21/2014 at 10:35 am | Blair Hanley Frank
    Microsoft really wants people to stop using Windows XP. The company launched a new promotion that offers XP users $100 off the purchase of a new PC that costs more than $599 through the Microsoft Store from now until June 15. Buyers will also get 90 days of free support and free data transfer from their old XP-powered PC. Microsoft is ending support for XP, which has been around for more than a decade, in April. That means any security flaws found by attackers after that point won’t be patched, leaving users who are still clinging to their old computers...
  • MS: Women, Police, and Firearms Safety

    03/30/2014 4:53:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Women are becoming an important part of what is known as American Gun Culture 2.0.   In American Gun Culture 1.0, the gun was primarily the province of men, used for hunting,  home defense, and defense of the community in time of war.  In American Gun Culture 2.0, women are embracing the empowerment and independence that comes with the gun culture.  Fathers are teaching daughters how to shoot equally with sons.   Many women are finding that the joys of hunting transcend sexual stereotypes.    Target shooting and competition is supplementing and supplanting hunting.   Carrying outside the home is becoming as important...
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • Yes, I have MS -- my life with multiple sclerosis

    02/26/2014 6:16:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 25, 2014 | Janice Dean
    I had my first Multiple Sclerosis (MS) episode in 2005 (the formal diagnosis would come later). Naturally, I remember it well: we had just come off the most active hurricane season in history. It was the year of Hurricanes Dennis, Emily, Katrina, Rita and Wilma. We had so many storms, the National Hurricane Center went to the Greek alphabet because we had run out of names. I was working long hours that fall and was feeling overwhelmingly tired, stressed and depressed from all the devastation we were seeing on television. Little did I know that as I was warning people...
  • Club for Growth wants Sen. Cochran to meet the Tea Party

    02/18/2014 5:07:07 PM PST · by onyx · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 18, 2014 | By Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) may not know much about the Tea Party, but his primary challenger and the deep-pocketed Club for Growth are planning to introduce him. Cochran told a local news outlet on Monday that he’s not that familiar with the grassroots conservative movement, which has helped produce a challenge to him in his primary election from state Sen. Chris McDaniel. "The Tea Party, you know, is something I don't really know a lot about," Cochran said during a campaign stop in the state. "It's a free country. We have open opportunities for people to participate in the...
  • Reform of Wasteful Gun "buy backs" a Trend: Mississippi Proposes Legislation

    01/28/2014 5:40:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Following what is becoming a national trend, legislation to prevent wasteful destruction of valuable firearms has been introduced in Mississippi by Representative Gary Alan Chism, Republican.  The legislation, House Bill 139, prevents the wasteful destruction of firearms collected at gun turn in events that are conducted with the assistance of government resources.  Instead, the firearms would be returned to lawful commercial channels and the money placed in the general fund of the governmental body that is assisting the turn in event, often referred to by the misnomer "buy back".   The events are not "buy backs" because the people buying...
  • Proactive v Reactive: A Comparison of MS and OK Open Carry Planning

    01/27/2014 2:52:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    mississippigunnews.com ^ | 23 January, 2014 | RICK WARD
    The State of Oklahoma passed its Open Carry Law in early 2012, one year prior to the Mississippi law. By all appearances it would seem that Oklahoma did an outstanding job in looking ahead with a proactive plan to limit challenges for the future. Sadly, Mississippi’s approach has been more reactive than proactive. Shortly after the Oklahoma legislative session ended, law enforcement authorities began to develop plans to deal with their new open carry law. Stories began to surface as early as a month or so following the end of the session and up to the effective date of the...
  • Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act has Wicker, Cochran Support

    01/23/2014 7:03:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    wicker.senate.gov ^ | 21 January, 2014 | NA
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., are backing legislation that would allow persons with state-issued conceal carry permits to use them in other states with conceal carry laws. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014 (S.1908) is intended to defend the Second Amendment rights of individuals with conceal carry permits, allowing them to carry those privileges from their home state to other states that also have conceal carry laws. “I am strongly committed to upholding Americans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” Wicker said. “This legislation would ensure this right is not limited to...
  • Cantor in a pickle on voting rights

    01/20/2014 3:54:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    The bill also includes a sweetener for Virginians. Under the old provisions shot down by the Supreme Court, the Old Dominion was one of nine states with histories of voter discrimination required to get federal approval before they changed their election procedures. Under the new proposal – which aims to update the formula dictating which states are subject to the extra scrutiny – only four states would be forced to seek such approval. Virginia is not among them. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), a long-time voting rights champion and a lead sponsor of the updated protections, noted Thursday that Rep. Spencer...
  • So WHY EAT Hog Jowl, Black-Eye Peas, Collard Greens and Cornbread on New Year's Day

    01/01/2014 8:41:27 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 88 replies
    Jan 1, 2014 | Yosemitest
    My brother's wife wanted to know the history behind the southern tradition of the New Year's Day meal, and that started a search. I thought I'd share it with you. First, let me show you What hog jowl is, is, by J.A. Bolton Storyteller I hope your family will be enjoying the traditional meal of collards, black-eyed peas, hog jowl and cornbread for New Year’s Day. I thought in today’s column I would try to explain some of the folklore and customs behind the delicious meal we observe here in the south on New Year’s. I probably need to...
  • MS:Alleged convenience store robber in Bassfield shot more than 10 times, dies at scene

    11/27/2013 2:19:16 PM PST · by marktwain · 51 replies
    wdam.com ^ | 20 November, 2013 | Christopher Harkey
    The armed robber shot the store owner in the leg before all the money had been handed over. Authorities say the gunman then walked outside and returned to get the rest of the cash, but by that time the owner had managed to get a gun. When the gunman approached, the owner shot the robber at least 11 times.
  • NASCAR Driver Trevor Bayne Says MS Diagnosis 'Doesn't Change a Thing'

    11/21/2013 4:42:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    ABC ^ | ANTHONY CASTELLANO
    Home> Health NASCAR Driver Trevor Bayne Says MS Diagnosis 'Doesn't Change a Thing' Nov. 13, 2013 By ANTHONY CASTELLANO via Good Morning America Share 234 Share on email 5 Comments PHOTO: Trevor Bayne reacts after winning the NASCAR Nationwide auto race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Trevor Bayne Diagnosed with MS at 20 Next Video NASCAR Star Trevor Bayne's New Pit Crew Auto Start: On | Off NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne's need for speed propelled him to become the youngest driver to ever win the prestigious Daytona 500, but the 22-year-old is determined to continue his career despite being...
  • Mississippi’s newest Gun Rights Organization: Mississippi Carry

    10/21/2013 5:35:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    mississippigunnews.com ^ | 19 October, 2013 | Dana Criswell
    Mississippi’s newest Gun Rights Organization: Mississippi Carry Go to www.MississippiCarry.org and join today.  Also checkout their Facebook Page.Its time we rally behind an organization and fight for our rights.  Mississippi Carry can make a difference if we stand together.  We can not divide ourselves and spend our energy arguing with each other.  I believe those organizing Mississippi Carry are ready to work with other organizations to further the cause of liberty and freedom through protecting our right to carry a firearm for protection. So it doesn’t matter if you open carry or conceal carry,  join Mississippi Carry and help...
  • Right to Open Carry Correctly Affirmed in Mississippi

    10/18/2013 10:41:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    jurist.org ^ | 30 September, 2013 | M. Reed Martz
    JURIST Guest Columnist M. Reed Martz of Freeland Martz, PLLC discusses recent court decisions concerning a Mississippi legislative measure aimed at clairifying state gun possession laws... On July 1, 2013, Mississippi was set to clear up any ambiguity as to whether its Constitution of 1890 and statutes allowed the open (unconcealed) carry of a firearm or other deadly weapon without a permit. That was the plan, at least, until Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith and other Hinds County law enforcement officers, as well as several state Representatives who twice voted in favor of the bill, obtained a temporary...
  • Mississippi Supreme Court Upholds End to 'Hiding in Plain Sight'

    10/17/2013 5:19:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    jurist.org ^ | 19 September, 2013 | John Frazer
    JURIST Guest Columnist John Frazer argues that the Mississippi legislature's amended definition of a "concealed" weapon is not unduly confusing or vague... A recent decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court may finally have laid to rest the state's status as home to one of the nation's most rigidly interpreted concealed weapons laws, as well as ending one of the oddest recent episodes of gun-related litigation in the US. At the beginning of 2013, Mississippi—like most states—prohibited the carrying of handguns and certain other weapons concealed without a permit. However, unlike any other state's "concealed" carry statute, Mississippi's statute prohibited carrying...
  • Gene 'Cousin Luke' Petit passes away (professional wrestler)

    09/30/2013 1:21:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    PWInsider ^ | September 29, 2013 | Mike Johnson
    Gene Petit, who was best known nationally in the WWF as Cousin Luke of Hillbilly Jim's clan of wrestling relatives from Mud Lick, Kentucky, passed away this morning... Petit worked regularly until 2000, when back issues forced him out of the ring. He was later diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which he had been battling for years, leading him to drop way down from his recognizable weight. He had also battled diabetes and in recent years, was in a long-term health care facility...
  • 2nd suspect identified in Lawrence Co. home invasion

    09/27/2013 3:43:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    kltv.com ^ | 27 September, 2013 | Staff
    LAWRENCE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Lawrence County authorities have identified the second suspect in a Tuesday morning home invasion that left one man dead. Thirty-four year old Michael Alford of Brookhaven is wanted for questioning and you should call the Lawrence County Sheriff's office, at 601-587-2961, if you see him. The incident happened at a mobile home on Henry Cox Road just outside the Monticello city limits. Sheriff Joel Thames says dispatchers received a call from David Maxwell at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Maxwell said his dog was barking and it woke him up. When he got up to...
  • Lessons learned from the “open carry” controversy in Mississippi

    09/03/2013 10:31:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    mississippigunnews.com ^ | 3 September, 2013 | Dana
    House Bill 2 is settled, with a 9-0 MS Supreme Court decision, there is not much room for questions about the bills constitutionality.  So now we move on to understanding what H.B. 2 actually said and what that means to the citizens of Mississippi.  We’ve discussed what the bill does at length on Mississippi Gun News but a quick review might be in order.First the bill never directly addressed “open carry” so the idea that this was an open carry law was a complete fabrication by those who seek to limit our freedoms.  Open carry has always been “legal” in...
  • Mississippi Supreme Court Rules that Gun Law Means What it Says(Open Carry Protected)

    08/30/2013 5:16:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry at a rally protesting IRS abuse in Arizona This is a blow for reason and the rule of law in Mississippi.  The injunction against House Bill 2 should never have occurred.   You can read some background here.  From wreg.com: The judge ruled the bill was unconstitutionally vague. The Supreme Court decided that decision was incorrect. House Bill 2 would allow people without a permit to carry firearms as long as they are within sight. Concealed weapons still require a permit.  Here is some history of the Mississippi Constitution and how it has been gutted in the past....
  • Black lawyer group turns back on legacy of Deacons in Mississippi brief

    08/10/2013 7:20:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 August, 2013 | David Codrea
    Two important documents have been filed with the Supreme Court of Mississippi in recent days in response to an injunction preventing House Bill 2, a law clarifying the definition of “concealed” and characterized by some as an “open carry” bill, from going into effect. A halt, egged on by the Southern Poverty Law Center, was placed on the new law’s implementation by an activist Hinds County Circuit Court Judge at the behest of an anti-gun prosecutor and legislators. Hinds County District Attorney Robert Schuler Smith’s Response in Opposition to the State of Mississippi’s Combined Petition to Vacate a Permanent Injunction...
  • MS “open carry” law is now in the hands of the State Supreme Court

    08/09/2013 5:52:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    mississippigunnews.com ^ | 8 August, 2013 | Dana
    Now we wait Attorney Lisa Mishune Ross who represents DA Robert Shuler Smith and the handful of Hinds County Constables who have been “confused” by House Bill 2, filed a rambling and mostly irrelevant brief with the MS Supreme Court supporting Judge Winston Kidd’s injunction against House Bill 2. After reading her brief I am concerned that we are left completely uninformed of Ms Ross’ stand on dueling. Ms Ross proposes to address three issues in her brief: A. Whether the phrase “called not be called into question” [ I believe she means "shall not be called into question"] means...
  • MS:Judge Kidd makes injunction against Miss. gun law permanent(MS Constitution)

    07/12/2013 2:53:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 July, 2013 | David Codrea
    Claiming Mississippi's House Bill 2 clarification of "concealed" is "unconstitutionally vague," Hinds Country Circuit Court Judge Winston L. Kidd today placed a permanent injunction on the law to keep it from going into effect in his Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Injunctive Relief. “[T]he Court will grant an Injunction to delay the effect of House Bill 2 until such time as the Mississippi Legislature amends or clarifies House Bill 2 during the next legislative Session as it relates to a citizen's right to openly carry a weapon in a holster without requiring a permit,” Kidd ruled. “[The bill] shall not...
  • Open Carry In Mississippi Still On Hold

    07/08/2013 6:27:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    No Lawyers Only Guns and Money ^ | 8 July, 2013 | John Richardson
    Judge Winston Kidd extended his Temporary Restraining Order against HB 2 until Friday according to "Jackson Jambalaya" who attended the proceedings this afternoon. The state argues that HB 2 only clarified the definition of concealed and that open carry is allowed under the MS Constitution of 1891. Rep. Andy Gipson (R-Rankin) who authored HB 2 released this statement earlier today before the beginning of the hearing. "The Amended Complaint filed with the Hinds County Circuit Court on July 1, 2013 alleges that House Bill 2 (which defined the term "concealed") is unconstitutional on three grounds: 1) "Unconstitutionally vague." House Bill...
  • MS:Hundreds Show Support for Mississippi Constitution and Open Carry

    07/07/2013 10:35:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Misissippi legislators overwhelmingly voted to clarify the Mississippi definition of  "concealed weapon" during the legislative session this year.  The law, which had included the vague phrase "concealed in whole or in part" had been used by some law enforcement officers to prevent people from open carrying weapons, as guaranteed in the Mississippi Constitution, last changed in 1890: "The right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but the legislature may regulate or forbid carrying...
  • MS:Dozens Show Support For Controversial Open Carry Law

    07/07/2013 6:46:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 6 July, 2013 | Elise Preston
    (Corinth, MS) Dozens of Mississippians say a judge is trying to take away their freedom. A new gun law was supposed to take effect this past Monday, making it legal for people to openly carry a gun without a permit. But a Hinds County Circuit Court judge stopped the law from taking effect. Most of the time, Elaine Vechorick has a gun tucked inside her purse. She has gone through classes and tests to get an enhanced concealed permit. It’s stronger than a regular concealed permit. “I think it’s worth it to get an enhanced permit, you can carry it...
  • More On The Open Carry Fiasco In Mississippi

    07/04/2013 4:03:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 3 July, 2013 | John Richardson
    The attempt to stop HB 2 - the Mississippi law that defines "concealed" - from coming into effect is looking more and more like a fiasco. By defining concealed, HB 2 clarifies open carry as allowed under the Mississippi Constitution. A case in point. One of the named plaintiffs, Hinds County District 4 Constable Jon Lewis, says his name was added to the initial complaint without his permission or consent. From Y'All Politics: Representative Andy Gipson sent me a text yesterday at 1:00 stating there would would be a press conference about HB2 at 1:30. I decided to attend...
  • Mississippi opponents of open carry bill delay its effective date

    07/03/2013 6:18:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    armsandthelaw.com ^ | 2 July, 2013 | David Hardy
    They got a Temporary Restraining Order issued, which holds the status quo until there can be a hearing on a preliminary injunction. Here's a copy of the motion for TRO. I don't mind saying its bunk. There are traditionally four factors to be considered, and the first is probability of ultimate success, that is, if this case goes to trial, is the person seeking a TRO or PI likely to win? There's not a word in the morion about that. It doesn't even identify a legal theory. Yes, they don't like the legislation, and speculate it might make more work...
  • MS Rep. Andy Gipson speaks out about open carry lawsuit

    07/01/2013 5:07:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    mississippigunnews.com ^ | 30 June, 2013 | Dana
    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...
  • Democrats bypass checks and balances to halt open gun carry law in Mississippi

    06/29/2013 11:27:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 29 June, 2013 | David Codrea
    Kidd's injunction loads a weighty Democrat agenda onto scales of justice in Mississippi. Credits:  Winston Kidd LinkedIn profile page A Hinds County circuit court judge, initially appointed to the bench by a Democrat governor, granted the wishes of a Democrat prosecutor on Friday in an “emergency hearing” to halt implementation of a gun bill opposed by Democrat lawmakers, the Associated Press reported . Judge Winston Kidd issued a temporary injunction after Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith requested that he block a new law from going into effect.That law, House Bill 2, “Weapons; clarification of definition of concealed,”...
  • MS:Judge Blocks Mississippi Constitution from Taking Effect on Open Carry of Arms

    06/29/2013 3:20:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 June, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    In a surprise move, circuit Judge Winston Kidd ruled the law that restores the open carry rights guaranteed by the Mississippi Constitution as vague, and that an injunction is needed to stop irreparable harm. This bizarre interpretation of the law comes late in the process.  The law clarified a strange interpretation of the Mississippi concealed carry law that defined any kind of carry as concealed carry.    According to that interpretation, even carrying a pistol by a thong around the neck was defined as "concealed carry" because the the thong "concealed" a tiny part of the pistol. No other state in...
  • Open carry law poses concern for local law enforcement (MS July 1st)

    06/28/2013 6:29:03 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 28 replies
    Desoto Times Tribune ^ | June 27, 2013 | Tess Catlett
    HERNANDO- A new law giving Mississippi residents the right to openly carry firearms without the need of a gun permit will go into effect July 1. Local law enforcement officials will receive instructions from the DeSoto County District Attorney on Thursday on how the Open Carry Law will affect them and how to handle citizens carrying guns at their sides. “Legislators did not contact any sheriffs or law enforcement officials prior to passing the new law,” said DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco. “I’m concerned that anyone can walk around with a gun on their side.” Growing confusion regarding Mississippi’s concealed...