Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Open Carry Information

A number of questions were raised after I posted about Rankin County's adoption of rules pertaining to open-carry in government buildings.  I don't have all the answers, but if you have a couple of hours available tomorrow, you may want to attend the program below.

Firearms Open Carry Program
Mississippi College School of Law will offer a program to discuss the issue of the open carrying of firearms in Mississippi from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 31 at the Auditorium in the MC Law Student Center in downtown Jackson (free parking in the law school lot). The program features a panel with representatives from the Mississippi House of Representatives (The Honorable Andy Gipson), Attorney General’s Office (Deputy Attorney General Mike Lanford), Hinds County District Attorney’s Office (District Attorney Robert Smith), and the Law Enforcement community (Chief Ken Winter). The panel will discuss the constitutional basis for the carrying of firearms, legislative action, and the interpretation of the legislation by the Attorney General’s office as well as the perspective of the law enforcement community. The program is open to the public and the legal community at no charge. Attorneys who want to receive two hours of CLE credit (to include a Professionalism/Ethics hour) may register at www.law.mc.edu/cle/ ($100 for two hours). No advance registration is required for general admission.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Article 3, Section 12. Right to bear arms.

The right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but the legislature may regulate or forbid carrying concealed weapons.

SOURCES: 1817 art I § 23; 1832 art I § 23; 1869 art I § 15.

Anonymous said...

A M E N ! ! ! !