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Mississippi: NRA-Backed Right to Carry Reform Bill Passes Senate, Could Face Uphill Battle in the House - Make Your Voices Heard Now!

Friday, February 4, 2011

This week, the Mississippi Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 2469, a comprehensive bill authored by state Senator Joey Fillingane (R-Sumrall) that would reverse or roll back many of the restrictions on where concealed pistol permit holders may lawfully carry.  The measure now moves to the Mississippi House, where it died last session for lack of consideration.  Don't let that happen to this important legislation this year! 

This bill has not yet been referred to a specific House Committee, so for now, please contact your state Representative and urge them to support SB 2469!  Currently, Mississippi’s concealed carry law -- with its blanket prohibitions on carrying in select locations -- creates “defenseless” zones for law-abiding citizens.  The goal of SB 2469 is to allow permit holders to lawfully protect themselves in unsecured areas of public buildings and in privately-owned establishments if the owner or controller of the property has not posted the area off-limits. 

Contact information for your state Representatives may be found at http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/hr_membs.xml.

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