“Constitutional Carry” & Unholstered Pistols

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I was recently re-reading Mississippi Code Annotated section 45-9-101, our concealed carry license statute, and noticed for the first time that it does not permit an unlicensed individual to just shove a pistol in his/her waistband or pocket without a holster.  Perhaps because I would not recommend this in the first place, I had not […]

The Misleading Nature of Gun Control Arguments

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In today’s Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal’s editorial section was an article written by Cathy Grace, “a Tupelo resident and a member of IndivisibleNEMS, a group who respects the Second Amendment and advocates for a reasonable approach the role of federal and state government should play to protect the rights and lives of all Americans.”  That sounds […]

Choosing a flashlight for EDC or tactical use

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A very good friend I do not see often enough recently asked me for a flashlight recommendation.  Being both a gadget lover and a geek, I told him I already had a spreadsheet started. In case this might be helpful to some of my readers, I have compiled a few thoughts and recommendations below. Decide […]

Carrying a gun in the workplace

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Grant Cunningham has a good article discussing carrying a firearm in a workplace. In my experience, his points are valid even if they are not universal. It’s simply not possible to carry a full-size pistol in the professional world; even a small gun in the most carefully tailored clothing is hard to hide. This will […]

Mississippi Church Protection Act & Implementing A Church Security Team

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In 2016, the Mississippi Legislature passed the “Mississippi Church Protection Act.”  Well publicized at the time, the Act garnered significantly more attention after the mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on November 5, 2017.  In that shooting twenty-six (26) people were killed with another twenty (20) wounded.  Like almost all mass shootings, […]

Upcoming Speaking engagements

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In what has become an annual event, I will be speaking at the NBI continuing legal education seminar entitled “Gun Law in Mississippi.”  This year I will be speaking at both seminar locations.  In Olive Branch, on Friday, June 15, 2018, I will speak on the following topics: Mississippi Concealed and Open Carry Law; Title 1 Firearms and […]

Building an AR-15 Pistol vs. Short Barreled Rifle (SBR)

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The Advantages of a Rifle I recently completed my second AR-15.  My first was a rifle, but this time around I decided to build an AR pistol instead of a rifle or a short barreled rifle (SBR).  The AR pistol is several inches shorter than my AR rifle, but not a whole lot.  My Sig 556 […]

Upcoming speaking engagements

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On Friday, July 14, 2017, I will be speaking at a civil rights continuing legal education (CLE) seminar hosted by the University of Mississippi School of Law’s Center for Continuing Legal Education.  My topic is entitled “Police Interactions with Armed Individuals: Protecting Yourself While Protecting Civil Rights” and will cover issues from the perspective of […]

Stolen Firearms – Should Owners Be Liable?

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I am constantly and utterly amazed at the number of firearms that are stolen from unlocked vehicles.  I find it hard to blame a victim when a firearm is stolen from their home in a burglary or robbery, but it is a tough pill to swallow when a pistol, rifle, or shotgun is stolen from a […]

Mississippi’s guns-in-trunks (parking lot statute) cases to proceed

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As described in detail at this page, Mississippi law restrains employers, both public and private, from establishing, maintaining, or enforcing “any policy or rule that has the effect of prohibiting a person from transporting or storing a firearm in a locked vehicle in any parking lot, parking garage, or other designated parking area.” On Thursday, […]