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Old 01-25-2010, 08:46 AM
BeauBeaux BeauBeaux is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Email I got a couple days ago.

Mississippi: Various Pro-Gun Bills Taking Shape in Jackson!
Please Contact Your State Representative!

A number of different bills have been filed to create a sales tax holiday weekend on the sale of firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies: Senate Bill 2407 by State Senator Bob Dearing (D-37), House Bill 242 by State Representative Sam Mims (R-97), House Bill 396 by State Representative Philip Gunn (R-56) and House Bill 1207 by State Representative Warner McBride (D-10).

Legislative leaders may be hesitant to bring these proposals forward due to the state's dire economic situation, so please call and email your State Senators and Representatives in Jackson and urge them to move forward on consideration of these bills. All of these measures would actually encourage spending and economic activity among gun owners and sportsmen, as was the case in neighboring Louisiana which signed a similar legislation into law in 2009. Contact information for state lawmakers can be found at http://www.mississippi.gov.

Also, a number of bills have been introduced to loosen restrictions on where concealed pistol permit holders may lawfully carry. This past week, the Senate Judiciary A committee unanimously reported out Senate Bill 2153 by State Senator Merle Flowers (R-19), which repeals the state ban on carrying in public parks: a must-pass issue if Mississippi and reciprocal permit holders are to benefit from the federal law taking effect next month that allows carrying in national parks and wildlife refuges as long as there's no prohibition on the possession of firearms in parklands under state law. The full Senate will likely vote on this measure next week. Please contact your State Senators and urge them to vote for SB 2153 on the Senate floor.

Lastly, nearly 40 House co-authors have signed onto House Bill 1502 by Representative Warner McBride, a bill to significantly roll back restrictions on many of the "prohibited locations" listed in the state's concealed carry law. A summary of its provisions can be found here.

Please contact your State Representative and either thank them for already signing on as a co-author to HB 1502 or urge them to sign on as a co-author to this important measure!
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