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Mississippi: Two Pro-Second Amendment Bills Head to the Senate Floor for a Vote

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Please Contact Your State Senator TODAY!

On Wednesday, January 28, two important pieces of legislation passed out of the Senate Judiciary B Committee.  Senate Bill 2036 and Senate Bill 2306, sponsored by State Senator Merle Flowers (R-19), could be voted on by the State Senate as early as tomorrow, Friday, January 30. 

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Mississippi Legislature amended the state’s firearms preemption law to prevent cities and counties from interfering with the lawful transportation and possession of firearms in one's home, vehicle, or place of business during a state of emergency or natural disaster.  Senate Bill 2036, would further amend the state's emergency powers laws to create additional Second Amendment protections for law-abiding citizens during a future crisis.  

Senator Flowers also filed Senate Bill 2306, which repeals a prohibition in the state's Right-to-Carry law on permit holders possessing handguns in parks. The current statute makes no distinction between national, state or local parks.  Unless this bill passes, permit holders in Mississippi and reciprocal states will not benefit from the recent rule change adopted by the Department of the Interior allowing them to carry in national parks located within the state's boundaries.

Please contact your State Senator TODAY and urge him or her to defend your Second Amendment rights by supporting both SB 2036 and SB 2306.  Please click here to find contact information for your State Senator.

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