Monday, November 25, 2013

New Legislation is Needed in Mississippi to Protect Citizens from Confusing and Illegal Local Gun Bans

It continues to surprise me that so many of our local politicians have decided to oppose our second amendment rights. After the passage of House Bill 2 and its court battle there seems to be a never-ending line of local politicians willing to limit their citizens freedom.  Many of these local politicians are people who consider themselves politically conservative but they have fallen prey to the fear tactics of those who want to destroy our freedoms. I’m convinced many are just pawns and have no idea what they are doing, they are so fearful for their political power and position that they are easily persuaded. Others may not be as conservative as we’ve been lead to believe.

One local politician who stood up for the rights of citizens is Mr. Charlie Box, of Columbus, MS.  He was the only councilman who voted against Columbus’ recent attack on citizen’s rights.  Councilman Box said, ”I can’t in good conscience vote for anything that limits the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Columbus and the United States,” .  Thank you Mr. Box.

Mississippi’s local municipalities are out of control and are continuing to pass gun ban ordinances that clearly violate State laws. In Mississippi every citizen lives under the State Constitution. Our constitution says “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…”

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