Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bill enhancing gun rights passes

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following press release:


JACKSON – Legislation lowering fees on concealed carry permits and recognizing military service for firearm training passed the Senate, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said today. The legislation is part of his legislative agenda. 

The bills head to Gov. Phil Bryant for consideration. 

“These bills further protect our ability to carry concealed weapons and ensure that the state doesn’t overcharge for that right,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “I appreciate the help and support of the National Rifle Association to get these agenda items to the Governor’s desk.” 

Senate Bill 2394 reduces the fee on concealed carry permits, clarifies that such permits are not needed to carry a non-holstered pistol or revolver in fully enclosed case, such as a purse or briefcase, and establishes a certain classification for honorably retired law enforcement officers. 

Senate Bill 2619 recognizes military service for carrying an enhanced concealed carry permit, exempts members of the National Guard or Reserve units from state residency requirements for such permits, and protects Mississippians from overregulation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms on commonly used rifle ammunition.


Hmmmm said...

As I understand the language a woman gets a pass with a purse and I'll need to borrow one from Tom Head to be legal.

Anonymous said...

LOL Well as long as we aren't invaded by Texas and no one with PTSD or who becomes a radical jihadist ever shows up in Mississippi, this will be great!

" Dear Jihadist John,
If you want a jihadist armory in the US for future terrorist acts or to arm local cells in any state. We are the " Crossroad of the South"! Mississippi welcomes you! The federal law enforcement agencies will not be able to bother your facility! We want your business! "

Anonymous said...

...because I'm sure if MS had stricter conceal and carry laws Jihadist John wouldn't carry

Anonymous said...

Or just open carry. Legal everywhere except federal property, though you will still likely be arrested at schools, police stations and courthouses.

Anonymous said...

Tate's positioning himself with the GOP to replace Bryant. Will he and Delbert and McDaniel all through in together?

Anonymous said...

8:04 am nice old hat response but you missed the point.

This is how we've now made it impossible for any federal agency to stop a Timothy Vey type militia or jihadist terrorist group or criminal arms dealer that chooses to use MS as a base of operation.

And, our local guys aren't likely to have the resources to know who is or isn't on federal watch lists.

But, gun rights extremists have made law enforcement more difficult and the unintended consequences will get worse over time.

You aren't likely to form a group of armed citizens to intimidate and threaten your neighborhood or community, but you are making it easy for others to do just that and for the police to be helpless!

You are making criminal enterprise easier instead of assuring law abiding citizens are safer!

And, it comes to your fear of gun confiscation, any hacker of worth crap can get the membership/mailing list of the NRA if they want to know who the law abiding citizens are that own guns! Or just buy the damn list!

Anonymous said...

Is this effective upon signature or will it be 1 July 2015?

Anonymous said...

Terrorist weapon of choice are bombs not guns. More bang for their buck. No pun intended. Gangs are into guns. "Look at my little killing machine. I need it in the hood (Jackson) for the feeling of being a big dick. But I'm really just an unemployed uneducated thug that whitey has kept down all his life. Pride comest before a fall.

Anonymous said...


You are a complete fool. How many shootings have taken place in gun free zones? You honestly believe the criminals give a crap about any laws?

Uh Oh! I'm not allowed to carry my gun in here. I guess I'll just turn around and not kill people, since that sign says there are no guns allowed.

'You are making criminal enterprise easier instead of assuring law abiding citizens are safer!'

Ever heard of Fast and Furious? Your president and incompetent attorney general ARMED THE MEXICAN CARTELS and your worried about a woman with a gun in her purse?

I hope you become a victim.

Anonymous said...

So, is this considered "concealed"?

Anonymous said...

Let's look at the "idiotic" language in this bill. It's says one can carry in a purse, handbag, satchel, other "similar"bag or briefcase or fully inclosed case. WTF is "similar"? How about wrapping a gun up in a rag? That looks similar to me....I can see a judge telling a prosecutor that this word is vague so said-criminal Bob is not guilty. Also any male can claim a bag is a man-purse. What does being a former military personel have to do with getting a background check? Hey Gipson, you want to do something for them, MAKE THE LICENSE FREE! The background check is still needed for any and all. Sen Gipson, if you care so much why didn't you get rid the part where the Dept of Public Saftey can get our medical records? So it's OK for any FOOL to carry concealed without a background check and it's still OK for DPS to have access to my med records. Hell, give EVERYONE A FREE permit, I don't care, but the background check needs to be there. Gipson your an idiot, a fool and you have NO business writing legislation about a subject you have about zero experience with. Just because you hunt twice a year doesn't mean you know a damn thing about guns, esp handgun carry. BTW: there is no gender-specific language in this bill. That was made up to explain away the idiocy of all this.

Anonymous said...

The right to bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

I don't know how the founding fathers could have possibly made it more clear. All firearm laws are unconstitutional.

Then again, there's a lot about post Civil War America that is unconstitutional.

Anonymous said...

This bill screams TEA PARTY idiots. The tea party think just like liberals. They see something and think it sounds really great, problem is they don't think about the consequences of the action. "Do today but no thought about tomorrow." We had a very easy process to get a concealed permit in Mississippi. You didn't even need to take a class like most states require. Just go sign up, get checked out, pay your fee and 45 days later you got your permit. Now any thug can carry concealed by just putting something around the gun and calling it a bag or purse. You people in the legislature need to join the rest of us in the real word. Your video game fantasy land does not exist.

Anonymous said...

9:31. no one is saying you can't own, carry, tote, buy, sell or whatever a gun. You don't think a background check to keep criminals away from CC is a good idea. Maybe you would like to give a gun to every psycho criminal in the state and say HEY, CARRY THIS IN YOUR PANTS FOR ME! Typical tea party cray-cray!

Anonymous said...

When y'all get done urinating on each others socks would someone tell me when this is effective?

Anonymous said...

I would think a school backpack would easily qualify as a purse.

As for your statement "The tea party think just like liberals" please note that liberals, moderates, and conservatives may not agree on all of the same things but none of us want to completely do away with the society we have and replace it with one like Iran where fundamentalist kooks are in charge.

Anonymous said...

@10:24 July 1.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 1044.

Anonymous said...

Criminals and crazies are going to have guns anyway. Why is so hard to understand that making it as easy as possible for law abiding citizens to carry is a good thing. That law abiding citizen is more likely to save a life than take one using a gun.

Rat Tat Tat said...

What if a woman puts the purse (holding the gun) in her pocket? Or what if a man puts his gun in a sock and then in his pocket. He's met the conditions of this bill and is carrying concealed.

Anonymous said...

I bet we can get purses large enough to carry assault rifles :-)

Oh and I just love the folks who don't think terrorists have any use for weapons other than bombs!
Tell that to the families of those officers who were killed after the bombing in Boston! Tell that to the families of Marines killed by assault rifles!

Anonymous said...

8:23, that's a great idea, except it's already legal to open carry 'assault' rifles. It is also perfectly legal to open carry assault sticks, or assault flowers.

Please enlighten me, were the Boston bombers legal gun owners? Do you believe that they would not have done what they did if they were aware they were breaking the law?

People like you are the sole reason I own a modern sporting rifle.

Mine Is A G42-380 said...

This is nothing but a move by the metrosexuals to increase the number of purses on the street.

Anonymous said...

8:47, If Delbert or McDaniel thought they could beat Tate (or even had a chance to beat Tate) both of them would have run against him this year.

They both polled against him and they found out they couldn't win.

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