New Order Re: Courthouse Guns, Familiar Problems

Posted Posted in Gun Laws, Legislation

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Ward v. Colom, the chancellors of the Mississippi Fourteenth (14th) District of Chancery Courts entered a new order with many of the same problems and a few new ones to boot. I suspect that this order too will be challenged and vacated unless the Legislature has the […]

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 […]

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 […]

SB 2313: No more registering suppressors

Posted Posted in Legislation

Effective upon passage, April 5, 2016, Senate Bill 2313 has done away with the requirement that firearm sound suppressors be registered with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. Under the previous law, Mississippi Code § 97-37-31, “All such instruments or devices [suppressors] shall be registered with the Department of Public Safety.”  So far as I know […]

Unlicensed, on-body concealed carry passes Miss. Senate

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As of this writing the Legislature’s website has not been updated to reflect the text of the amended bill but it will be updated soon.  The link is here.  The bill will now return to the House for concurrence with the amendments. By report, House Bill 786, originally introduced as “The Mississippi Church Protection Act” the […]