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Right-to-Carry Reform Bill Heads to Senate Floor in Mississippi!

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Senate Judiciary B Committee has reported out House Bill 311 by State Representative Willie Bailey (D-49), a measure allowing for the renewal of Right-to-Carry permits by mail and reducing the time within which DPS must issue permits to qualified applicants from 120 to 45 days. 

The committee has amended the language of Senate Bill 2306 by State Senator Merle Flowers (R-19) into HB 311, and the revised bill is now pending approval by the full Senate.  SB 2306 repeals a prohibition in the state's Right-to-Carry law on permit holders possessing handguns in parks. Without this change in state law, 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 Senators and respectfully urge them to support the committee substitute for HB 311!  Contact information can be found here.

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