Miss. considers requiring local govt. and state agencies to follow the law

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House Bill 1215 has passed the House and is heading to the Senate for further consideration. The bill would do the following: 1. Prohibit cities and counties from entering into contracts or rental agreements which prohibit the possession of firearms. 2. Prohibit state agencies from adopting rules or regulations that restrict possession of firearms. 3. […]

Michael Bloomberg Really Does Think He Is More Important Than You

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When asked why he is entitled to private security forces using the same firearms he would bar for "common" citizens, Bloomberg could not articulate a coherent answer. He talked around the issue. He talked about how many threats he gets, how well trained his security personnel is, about what he thinks the law is and […]

Pending Legislation 2020

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There are a number of bills pending that would change gun rights in states covered by the Midsouth Gun Lawyer. Here are a few. Tennessee: To permit the unlicensed concealed carry of a handgun by all law-abiding citizens with or without a permit who are 21 and older, except in current restricted areas; The bill […]

Justifiable Homicide (MS)

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Mississippi has long set forth a number of circumstances in which a person is justified in using defensive force, including deadly defensive force.  The enumerated situations are: public officers and private citizens acting in furtherance of their job or a court order, i.e., executions, arrests, capture of felons; resisting an unlawful attempt to kill the […]

Pocket Knives (MS)

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Mississippi law does not limit the length of a knife blade, nor address “assisted opening” devices.  Rather, the only type of edged weapons which are expressly prohibited from being carrying concealed are dirks,[47] bowie knives, butcher knives and switchblades.[48]  This prohibition is also set out again in a separate section pertaining to convicted felons.[49]  Note that […]

Crimes Employed Using A Firearm; Felons (MS)

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Anyone using a firearm, including just displaying the firearm, during the commission of a crime shall be sentenced to an additional five (5) years in prison, without the possibility for reduction or suspension.[36]  If such person is a convicted felon, the sentence is an additional ten (10) years.[37] Unless pardoned, expunged, or relieved from disability, […]

In The Workplace (MS)

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While there seems to be no statutory limitation on a business owner’s right to prohibit possession of weapons within the business’ building unless possession is limited by other law,[21] an employer (public or private) may not prevent employees from bringing firearms in locked, privately-owned[22] vehicles in the parking lot,[23] unless general public access to the lot is limited […]

Registration, Background Checks, Licensing, Locks, and Buy-Backs (MS)

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Mississippi has no owner gun registration requirements[6] except for silencers/suppressors.[7]  It is a state crime for any person to solicit, persuade, encourage, or entice a licensed dealer or private individual to transfer a firearm or ammunition in violation of state or federal law.[8] It is also a crime to provide false information.[9]  Counties and municipalities are prohibited […]

Mississippi To Get Some Knife Sense?

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HOUSE BILL NO. 451, introduced by Rep. Zuber, might bring some needed sanity to Mississippi’s knife laws. Currently a person may carry a concealed firearm without a license but no one, including enhanced licensees who have gone through a background check and training course, can carry “any bowie knife, dirk knife, butcher knife, switchblade knife” […]

Mississippi Abolished Pre-Arming Jury Instructions

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In the case of Dante Taylor v. State of Mississippi, NO. 2017-CT-01596-SCT, the Mississippi Supreme Court abolished "pre-arming" jury instructions. Read for yourself here: https://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO143121.pdf What does this mean? A pre-arming instruction is an instruction to the jury that " one cannot arm himself in advance when he is not in any physical danger, go […]