Restoring the right to own a firearm to non-violent offenders

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Following the United States Supreme Court’s landmark cases in Heller and McDonald, the courts have slowly been recognizing that not all criminal convictions should operate as a lifetime ban on a felon’s – or maybe even a misdemeanor convict’s – fundamental right to own a firearm for self-defense.  Although Mississippi has some procedures for restoring […]

Rehearing denied – courthouse ruling stands

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On October 4, 2018, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied rehearing in the matter of Ward v. Colom.  That means the original opinion, discussed here, stands as binding precedent.

The SEC Is Tilting At Windmills

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According to this and many other articles, including a video published by Mississippi State University for Davis Wade Stadium in 2018, the SEC is requiring all member schools to install metal detectors outside football stadiums by 2020. The cost at Bryant-Denny Stadium alone is nearly $1,000,000 just for equipment.  The additional manpower required to operate […]

Safe storage? Why, yes, let’s have a helping of that.

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I am not going to deep dive on the motivations behind the group producing this advert.  I don’t care if they are pro- or anti-gun.  It does not matter to make my (and their) point.  Guns are dangerous.  Kids need to be protected from what they do not know, and from their own curiosity.  There […]

Come and see what the Lord shall do

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We all get discouraged.  Even David, a man after God’s own heart, was frequently wearied by his circumstances.  But we Christians should take heart. Our God is neither deaf nor inattentive.  When you are struggling with despair, remember the Lord’s awesome power. As Asaph encouraged in Psalm 77: 10 Then I thought, “To this I will […]

Knife Laws in Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and Elsewhere

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Mississippi’s knife laws are already covered in depth on this website but readers can find another source of information on the knife laws of Mississippi as well as Florida, Georgia, Arizona, Alabama, Texas, and Mississippi here. The site also has some interesting articles such as how to make your own pepper spray. I’ll leave that […]

Gun Laws Discourage Mental Health Treatment (?)

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Under federal law (18 USC 922 (d) and (g)), it is illegal for anyone who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution . . . to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to […]

Speaking Engagements – Summer 2018

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As previously mentioned on the blog, I am speaking at the “Gun Law in Mississippi” seminar put on by National Business Institute on June 15, 2018, in Olive Branch, and then again on June 19th in Pearl, Mississippi. The agenda for the Olive Branch CLE is here.  I will be covering these topics: Title 1 […]

Supreme Court Rules Judges Broke The Law

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On June 7, 2018, the Mississippi Supreme Court strongly rebuffed a sua sponte order entered by the chancellors of the Fourteenth Chancery District which purported to define a “courtroom” but was in effect a prohibition on enhanced concealed carry licensees carrying a firearm anywhere in a courthouse (as opposed to a courtroom). I am pleased […]