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Mississippi SB 2469 passed the state Senate on February 2nd and is now in the House. It was just introduced in January. Oh, and it passed by a vote of 51 - 0.

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-- Allows carry into courthouses, except secure areas
-- Ban on carry to meeting place of government body, incuding state legislature, amended to apply only during actual meetings
-- Allows bar and restaurant carry unless the owner posts it off limits
-- Allows college carry except in secure areas (and any place on campus serving alcohol may post off limits)
-- Allows airport carry except secure areas
-- Allows parking lot storage on private property

I also find it interesting that the existing law specifically exempts home schools from the ban on carry into schools.

Link: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2011/p ... SB2469.xml
 

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1.They also need to clarify their vauge OC law with is as vague a Georgia's old PG law.

2. They also need to do away with the must notify LEO provision during a traffic stop.


Otherwise all these changes are for the better.
 

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Progress back in the correct direction is always a plus!
 

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This bill died in committee. And that's not the half of it.

HB 405 - To allow church carry - Died in House Judiciary Committee.

HB 475 - To allow carry anywhere but secure facilities - Died in House Judiciary Committee

HB 1003 - To remove all state restrictions on where permittees may carry - Died in House Judiciary Committee

SB 2469 - To allow carry in bar, restaurants serving alcohol, airports, and colleges - Passed Senate, died in House Judiciary Committee

SB 2506 - To allow church carry - Died in Senate Judiciary Committee

Not to worry. Still alive, bills to allow prosecutors and coroners to carry weapons.
 

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I've always hated that a committee can kill a bill that would otherwise pass one house. It's especially worse when a bill has already passed one house and doesn't even get a chance for a vote in the other. :screwy:
 

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Courtesy moga on another thread: Mississippi HB 506 passed and is going to the governor.

viewtopic.php?p=784570#p784570

Looks like it was added to the bill I mentioned in passing that allowed prosecutors to carry. It now also allows permit holders who have voluntarily undergone a firearms training course to carry concealed anywhere except police stations, jails, courtrooms during court proceedings, and any "place of nuisance."

Good going, Mississippi.
 

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place of nuisance? pg all over again
 

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patrick4588 said:
place of nuisance? pg all over again
Not really. That restriction is not new. According to the MS law, a place of public nuisance is...

Any place as above defined in or upon which lewdness, assignation or prostitution is conducted, permitted, continued or exists or any other place as above defined in or upon which a controlled substance as defined in section §41-29-105, Mississippi Code of 1972, is unlawfully used, possessed, sold or delivered and the personal property and contents used in conducting or maintaining any such place for any such purpose. One single act of unlawful cohabitation, lewdness or possession, use, sale or delivery of a controlled substance about such property shall not come within the terms hereof.
Under the new law, if you voluntarily under the additional requirement of training, the Dept of Public Safety must certify you to carry into....

-- courthouses in their entirety

-- courtrooms when not in use

-- polling places

-- meeting places of government entities

-- meetings of the legislature

-- public parks

-- school, college, or professional atheletic events

-- bar areas of restaurants

-- any elementary or secondary school facility

-- any college or university facility

-- non-secure areas of airport passenger terminals

-- places of worship

In other words, Mississippi just leap-frogged over Georgia (except for that training requirement).
 

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unlawful cohabitation
Huh?
SEC. 97-29-1. Adultery and fornication; unlawful cohabitation.

If any man and woman shall unlawfully cohabit, whether in adultery or fornication, they shall be fined in any sum not more than five hundred dollars each, and imprisoned in the county jail not more than six months; and it shall not be necessary, to constitute the offense, that the parties shall dwell together publicly as husband and wife, but it may be proved by circumstances which show habitual sexual intercourse.
No expert, but from what I read, it was primarily used against polygamists, and may have been made moot by Lawrence v. Texas (MP and other legal eagles, what do you say?).

And a very old USSC ruling seems to say that only one charge of cohabitation could be brought, no matter how long the couple actually lived together, as it was one long, continuous act, not many individual acts. And the state law, if it where ever enforced, says that a single act is not enough to make the locations a place of nuisance.

Soooo.....
 

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The principal author of the bill, Representative Brandon Jones, has on his website that Governor Barbour signed the bill on March 8. The new law does not take effect until July 1, 2011.

And an important note for us: these expanded rights require training and an endorsement on the concealed carry license from the Department of Public Safety. Since we won't have that, we are still limited to the basic list of on/off limits. Still, it is a good law for Mississippians.

The representative does not seem very proud of this law. His headline is "Governor Barbour Signs Bill Allowing Prosecutors to Carry Weapons", and in the write-up, he says, "...a bill I submitted in January, will allow prosecutors and other trained personnel to carry concealed weapons."

Other trained personnel? Nothing about expanding freedoms for lawfully armed citizens, the second amendment, or anything about the general public's right to carry. :-?

http://www.brandoncjones.com/legislativ ... date_id=91
Scroll down.

Edit: stupid spelling error.
 

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The representative does not seem very proud of this law. His headline is "Governor Barbour Signs Bill Allowing Prosecutors to Carry Weapons", and in the right-up, he says, "...a bill I submitted in January, will allow prosecutors and other trained personnel to carry concealed weapons."
Maybe they don't really know what they just did.
 

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well that sucks we are still limited over there.
 
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