Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Mississippi - Legislature To Consider<BR>Right-To-Carry Bill Soon

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

This past Tuesday, March 9, was the committee action deadline for bills filed in the 2004 session of the Mississippi Legislature. Several NRA-backed bills are on the move and headed to the full State House and Senate for consideration.

HB 989 by Rep. Warner McBride (D-Courtland) amends Mississippi`s Right To Carry law to provide for true concealed pistol permit reciprocity. It deletes the current requirement that another state`s law be "substantially similar" to Mississippi law in order to qualify for a reciprocal agreement and establishes that Mississippi shall recognize any state which, in turn, recognizes Mississippi carry permits. This will vastly increase the number of states where Mississippi permit holders may lawfully protect themselves when traveling for business or personal reasons. Several other changes to the carry law were adopted as part of a "committee substitute" for the bill -- these changes were necessary to maintain the current exemption for permit holders from the federal background check requirement when they purchase a firearm. You can view the bill as filed and the committee substitute by visiting www.state.ms.us and clicking on "Government" and then "Bill Status."

HB 989 has been reported out of the House Judiciary B Committee and will be considered by the full House early next week. Please call and email your State Representatives and urge them to support HB 989.

SB 2705 by Sen. Walter Michel (R-Jackson) is the Senate companion bill to HB 989. SB 2705 has been reported out of the Senate Judiciary B Committee and will be considered by the full Senate next week. Please call and email your State Senators and urge them to support SB 2705.

SB 2623, also by Sen. Michel, creates a specialized NRA license plate for the cost of $30. Twenty-four of those dollars will go to the NRA Foundation State Fund Account for Mississippi, to be used as grant money for youth hunter education, firearms safety training, shooting range development, and wildlife conservation programs. Money raised from the purchase of these plates will stay in Mississippi. Each session, a large number of bills are filed to create specialized tags for different civic and membership groups and trade associations. This year, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, pro-gun Sen. Tommy Robertson (R-Moss Point), chose the NRA bill as the "lead bill" and rolled all the specialized plate bills into SB 2623 in the form of a committee substitute. SB 2623 has been reported out of the Senate Finance Committee and awaits consideration by the full Senate. Please contact your State Senators and urge them to support SB 2623 as well.

Thank you for your support and we`ll keep you posted as these bills continue moving through the process.

 

TRENDING NOW
Gun Control Lobby Seeks to Thwart SHARE Act with Hysteria, Fear Mongering

News  

Hunting  

Friday, September 22, 2017

Gun Control Lobby Seeks to Thwart SHARE Act with Hysteria, Fear Mongering

The panic is now starting to set in amongst the gun control lobby, which is desperately searching for ways to smear a bill that has been around for years in various forms without attracting much ...

Washington Post Employs Deceptive Tactic on “Children” and Guns

News  

Friday, September 22, 2017

Washington Post Employs Deceptive Tactic on “Children” and Guns

The Washington Post has surpassed the Brady Campaign and Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety to take a place alongside the New York Times as the premier anti-gun propagandists in the country.

UK: Growing Support for Arming More Police

News  

Friday, September 22, 2017

UK: Growing Support for Arming More Police

The UK’s fear of firearms, and potential weapons of all kinds, is well-documented. Subjects are urged not to carry any item, such as pepper spray, that might be adapted for self-defense. Officers take to social media to boast of ...

Long Term Trends in Gun Sales Remain Strong

News  

Friday, September 22, 2017

Long Term Trends in Gun Sales Remain Strong

Discussion of the state of the firearms industry began again with the release of the August NICS numbers. Allegations of a fading industry recur every month. Obama was the greatest gun salesman ever, Hillary Clinton ...

Reuniting The United States With Reciprocity

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Reuniting The United States With Reciprocity

Most concealed-carry permit holders understand the potential pitfalls of traveling with a firearm, given the outrageous patchwork of state laws involved in even a short interstate trip. And while we haven’t posted much about reciprocity ...

Campus Carry: Nearly 15 Years With Zero Crimes By Concealed Carriers

News  

Second Amendment  

Monday, September 25, 2017

Campus Carry: Nearly 15 Years With Zero Crimes By Concealed Carriers

That no mass shootings have been committed by concealed-carry permit holders is a necessary point to make given the hyperbolic hand-wringing of the leftist gun-grabbers who warned that campus carry would result in bloodshed and ...

Rhode Island:  House Gives Final Approval to Gun Control Bill

Friday, September 22, 2017

Rhode Island: House Gives Final Approval to Gun Control Bill

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello summoned lawmakers back to Providence in a rare September session, and the House passed an anti-gun bill Tuesday afternoon.  The session had abruptly ended in June with the budget and a ...

Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll Throws Wrench in Anti-gun Agenda

News  

Friday, September 8, 2017

Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll Throws Wrench in Anti-gun Agenda

Demonstrating the importance of the gun issue to the American electorate, 35 percent of respondents reported that “gun rights or gun control” had an impact on their voting behavior. The issue was the highest-rated answer, ...

Anti-Gun Politicians: Blocking Out The Facts About Suppressors

Hunting  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Anti-Gun Politicians: Blocking Out The Facts About Suppressors

As soon as the Hearing Protection Act was put forward on Jan. 9, 2017, leftists came out of the woodwork to criticize and misconstrue the goals of those who supported removing suppressors from the auspices ...

National Reciprocity Bill Nears Goal Line in the House but Needs Your Support to Reach the End Zone

News  

Friday, September 15, 2017

National Reciprocity Bill Nears Goal Line in the House but Needs Your Support to Reach the End Zone

Gun owners received good news this week with the passage of the SHARE Act by the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources (see related story). Meanwhile, progress continued to be made on another NRA legislative ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.