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Mississippi: Board of Supervisors Repeals Portion of Rankin County Ordinance that Created “No Hunting Zones”

Monday, June 6, 2011

In 2009, the Rankin County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance banning the discharge of firearms inside of and within 500 yards of platted subdivisions, as well as hunting with a bow inside of and within 100 yards of platted subdivisions. This far-reaching ordinance created large “no hunting zones” that extended far beyond subdivision property lines into neighboring tracts of land.  In no way did it account for the property rights of landowners within those boundaries, or for cases in which firearms could safely be discharged on those land tracts with no threat to neighbors.  In response to concerns raised by local NRA members, sportsmen and landowners, the Board amended the ordinance in February of 2010 to change the distance prohibition from 500 yards to 200 yards for firearms.

During the 2010 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature, the NRA worked with representatives of the Mississippi Forestry Association, state Senator Tommy Gollott (R-Biloxi) and state Representative Bo Eaton (D-Taylorsville) to include language in the conference committee report on Senate Bill 2857 that prohibits counties from regulating the discharge of firearms or weapons outside platted subdivisions if the firearms are fired in a manner not reasonably expected to cause projectiles to cross a property line without permission of the property owner.

In response to continued input from local NRA members, sportsmen and landowners, and to conform with state law, the Board voted unanimously at their June 6 meeting to repeal the “no hunting zone” portions of the ordinance which apply to the discharge of firearms or bows outside platted subdivisions.  Such discharge will remain off-limits within platted subdivisions - except in cases of self-defense and the use of a bow strictly for target practice.  Please take a moment to send a note to your Supervisor thanking him or her for amending this ordinance.  Contact information for County Board of Supervisors can be found here


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Yesterday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 2637 into law and it goes into effect immediately.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Political Report | Disarmament Cloaked as "Common Sense"

Gun control advocates have been at their civilian-disarmament campaign for so long that astute observers will notice the same tactics and approaches returning time and again to the political landscape. When the American public rejects ...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Missouri: Urgent - Stand Your Ground Amendment to be Considered by Senate

Today, Missouri State Senator Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) amended Senate Bill 663 with critical self-defense language, known as Stand Your Ground.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Connecticut: Gun Surrender Bill Moving through the General Assembly

Yesterday, April 27, House Bill 5054 passed the House of Representatives with a 104-42 vote.  HB 5054 is a large omnibus bill which threatens your Right to Keep and Bear Arms as well as your Fifth Amendment right to ...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Minnesota: Two Anti-Gun Amendments Being Offered on House Floor Today

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Rhode Island: Wave of Gun Legislation Rolls Into the Ocean State

Tomorrow, April 26, the Senate Judiciary Committee will meet to consider a full agenda including over a dozen gun bills.


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