This week, the Mississippi House Judiciary B Committee approved House Bill 1141, an NRA-backed measure, sponsored by Representative Warner McBride (D-10), which would allow the owner of a property that has been annexed by a county or municipality to continue hunting on certain-sized tracts of land even if the city has a ban on the discharge of firearms. HB 1141 also contains a provision which would prohibit New Orleans-style gun confiscations from law-abiding citizens during a future state of emergency or natural disaster.
Also this week, the House Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks Committee approved House Bill 978, the NRA-backed No-Net-Loss bill, also sponsored by Representative McBride, which requires the opening of compensatory huntable state-owned land if an area is closed to hunting.
These bills could be voted on by the full House within the next week. Please call and email your State Representatives and ask him or her to support HB 978 and HB 1141. Representatives can be reached at (601) 359-3360.
Go to http://www.mississippi.gov and click on “State Legislature” to find additional contact information for your House member