Monday, July 08, 2013

MS:Hundreds Show Support for Mississippi Constitution and Open Carry

Misissippi legislators overwhelmingly voted to clarify the Mississippi definition of  "concealed weapon" during the legislative session this year. 

The law, which had included the vague phrase "concealed in whole or in part" had been used by some law enforcement officers to prevent people from open carrying weapons, as guaranteed in the Mississippi Constitution, last changed in 1890:

"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."

Hundreds of demonstrators showed up openly carrying weapons in  Corinth, Mississippi on July 6th, to show their support for the United States and Mississippi Constitutions. 

The main organizer of the rally estimated that there were 350 to 400 people in attendance.

WWREG has video of some of the rally.

A circuit court judge has issued a controversial ruling that temporarily blocks the  effect of the law clarification.

As David Hardy notes, it is unlikely that the Temporary Restraining Order will be upheld.

Dean Weingarten

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