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McComb: No guns in city buildings

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 2:00 pm

McComb officials on Tuesday passed an ordinance to ban guns in city-owned buildings and on city property in anticipation of a new law that eases Mississippi’s open carry gun laws.

Also on Tuesday, Amite County supervisors mentioned the upcoming law change at their meeting but did not take action. The Amie board will meet again July 1, the day the new law takes effect, and the matter could come up then, officials said.

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  • ScottE posted at 4:20 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    ScottE Posts: 16

    "Concealed weapons, however, would still require an enhanced carry permit."

    BONK-BONK-BONK...WRONG

    A standard Mississippi concealed firearm permit meets requirements to legally carry a concealed weapon in Mississippi and other states with reciprocal permit laws. The enhanced carry option only enhances the permit in regard to the locations where carrying is legally permissible. The enhanced permit is an option, not a requirement. Big difference in that and what the article states.

    Also, the article says the new city ordinance forbids firearms in city buildings and on city property. The board is obviously within their rights to forbid firearms inside city buildings. But what all city property does it include? Does the ordinance include the sidewalks? Does it include the streets? Those are both city property. Would driving through McComb and getting stopped for speeding net an arrest for possessing a firearm on city property if the officer finds a gun in your car? It's important to be perfectly clear in matters such as this.

     

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