Democrat legislators ask Governor to repeal open carry law.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 28th, 2013 at 11:45 am

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Filed Under: Democrats, Governor, Gun Control, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Politics, Second Amendment

A group of Mississippi lawmakers and lawmen gathered Thursday to ask Gov. Phil Bryant to repeal the state’s open carry law, which goes into effect on Monday. “The open carry law should be repealed. It’s a very dangerous law and I dare say that most members of the Legislature were not aware until after the […]

GIPSON: Clarification of Constitutional Gun Rights protects all Mississippians.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 24th, 2013 at 11:59 am

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Filed Under: Andy Gipson, Contributor, Gun Control, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Opinion, Public Safety, Public Service, Republican

BY: Andy Gipson @AndyGipsonMS The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, and Section 12 of the Mississippi Constitution have always recognized “the right to keep and bear arms” without a permit. Our State Constitution provides: Article 3, Section 12. Right to bear arms: The right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in […]

Law enforcement agencies meet to discuss preparations for open carry law.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 13th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

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Filed Under: Gun Control, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Public Safety, Second Amendment

Within a month, almost any Mississippian will be able to openly carry a gun in public places with or without a permit. This has some law enforcement officials concerned. One Wednesday, several agencies gathered at the Old Capitol Museum to discuss and prepare for the bill to take effect on July 1, asking questions and […]

Law clarifying open carry rights set to take effect July 1.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 3rd, 2013 at 6:40 am

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Filed Under: Andy Gipson, Gun Control, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Public Safety, Second Amendment

In one month a law will take effect in Mississippi that has many law enforcement officers, business owners and regular people confused. House Bill 2, a bill meant to clarify Mississippi’s concealed carry gun laws, defines the word concealed and in doing so says it shall not include weapons being carried upon a person in […]

Background check bill fails in US Senate.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 17th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

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Filed Under: Federal Government, Gun Control, Politics, Public Safety, Roger Wicker, Second Amendment, Thad Cochran, US Congress

AP reports: The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control. Wednesday’s vote was a jarring blow to the drive to curb firearms sparked by December’s massacre of children and staff at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. President Barack Obama […]

Gun-rights leader: ‘We snookered the other side’ on Toomey-Manchin

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 15th, 2013 at 9:51 am

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Filed Under: Federal Government, Gun Control, Law Enforcement, Politics, Second Amendment

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Mississippi PEP does’t normally cover national issues with such focus. However, Mississippi PEP readers have been asking a ton of questions on the gun control debate in the US Senate over the past two days. With Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker taking heat for his vote to end a filibuster, the […]

Plunkett: Wicker’s got some splainin’ to do.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 14th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

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Filed Under: Federal Government, Gun Control, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mississippi, Politics, Republican, Second Amendment

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Senator Roger Wicker will be a guest on the JT show on Supertalk FM at 11:00 AM on Monday. Wicker is taking considerable heat from Second Amendment proponents for voting against a filibuster on Thursday. Wicker said he voted to end the filibuster because he supports a vote that would […]

Sound Off: Wicker’s vote on gun control debate.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 13th, 2013 at 9:39 am

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Filed Under: Federal Government, Gun Control, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, Politics, Republican, Second Amendment

Despite Sen. Roger Wicker’s explanation regarding his vote to end a filibuster in the US Senate, he continues to take considerable heat here at home. Wicker released a statement yesterday saying he voted to end the filibuster because he supports a vote that would put all Senators on record regarding the Second Amendment. “I have […]

Pender: Permit or not, totin’ a gun OK.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 25th, 2013 at 9:29 am

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Filed Under: Gun Control, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Public Safety

I’ll say it again: House Bill 2, signed into law by the governor, allows a Mississippian, with or without a permit, to strap on a pistol and stroll about in public. That fact appears to now be dawning on some folks, including law enforcement and even some lawmakers who passed the bill, which becomes law […]

Speaker Gunn’s efforts to bring gunmakers to Mississippi attracts Beretta and Remington

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 22nd, 2013 at 8:55 am

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Filed Under: Gun Control, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Philip Gunn, Politics, Republican, Second Amendment

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Speaker Philip Gunn announced yesterday via Facebook that his efforts to attract gunmakers to Mississippi has received a response from both Beretta and Remington. Gunn’s post read: “We recently received notice from BERETTA USA and Remington expressing their interest in moving to Mississippi. As you know, gun manufacturers are under continued threat […]