Open Carrier Acts A Fool; Police Chief & Mayor Drop Wisdom

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On Friday, August 16, 2019, a 22 year old open carried a handgun into a Petal, Mississippi Wal-Mart to buy more ammunition. Ok, not my choice, but not a problem per se. What put this in the news was his “aggressive stance” which put employees on edge, only compounded by a "smirk" when his pistol […]

When 13 Minutes Is An Eternity

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The City of Oxford, Mississippi held an active shooter drill on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.  According to the Oxford Eagle, “The call came into dispatch at 1:45 p.m. that there was an active shooter on the Oxford Intermediate School campus. By 1:53 p.m. police officers with OPD arrived at the school . . . OPD […]

Alabama CCW License No Longer Exempts From NICS Check

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In a letter dated July 22, 2019, the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) said that licenses issued by the state of Alabama, even if they meet other criteria (issued within the last five years after a NICS background check), will no longer serve as an exemption to the […]

Tennessee Creates Enhanced Carry Permit

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With House Bill 1264 (a/k/a Public Chapter 479) effective January 1, 2020, the Tennessee Legislature created a bifurcated concealed carry permitting scheme. Under the new law, Tennessee residents who otherwise are qualified to be issued a concealed carry permit can satisfy the training requirement through an online or video course that is at least 90 […]

EJ Bradford Report

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The Alabama Attorney General’s report on the EJ Bradford shooting at the Galleria mall has been released. Read the report here. The report includes surveillance footage the AG determined to show that the officer’s assumption EJ was a threat was reasonable. It is hard to know from just a few screen captures if that was […]

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 […]

“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 […]