More good news for freedom lovers around American and Mississippi in particular. Governor Phil Bryant just signed Constitutional carry into law. Just over a month ago, West Virginia got Constitutional Carry passed after a veto override. Bloomy boys are furious.
Originally introduced as a church security bill to allow those with a concealed carry permit to have a firearm in church, House Bill 786 (HB786) was passed in the House by a vote of 85-33. However, when it was sent to the Senate, the scope of the bill was greatly expanded in the Judiciary A Committee. As noted by a report from Guns.com:
House Judiciary B Committee Chairman Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, himself a lawyer and minister of a small church, was able to add an amendment to allow unlicensed carry of a concealed gun elsewhere in the state so long as it is in a holster or scabbard on the belt or shoulder. This builds on laws adopted in 2013 legalizing open carry and one last year to allow for carry in a purse or bag without a permit.
There was a contentious battle over the bill, with pro-Second Amendment groups claiming law-abiding residents should not need government approval for concealed carry and gun control groups claiming the bill would make Mississippians less safe.
Is that some preposterous claims from this anti-gun groups? States such Arizona, Wyoming Vermont already have Constitutional carry for sometime. Now recently West Virginia and Maine just passed Constitutional carry. Can’t they not see that everything is just fine, people are not going around shooting each other and turned those states in to some apocalyptic bloodbath. Where are all their fictitious claims?
On to the next good news. A bill that passed in the house vote of 75-46. The language included in HB786 would take on federal gun control measures issued by rule, regulation, agency order, or executive order. It reads:
No federal executive order, agency order, law not enrolled by the United States Congress and signed by the President of the United States, rule, regulation or administrative interpretation of a law or statute issued, enacted or promulgated after July 1, 2016, that violates the United States Constitution or the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 shall be enforced or ordered to be enforced by any official, agent or employee of this state or a political subdivision thereof.
More and more states are waking up.