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Mississippi: Attorney General's Office Files Appeal with Mississippi Supreme Court on House Bill 2

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Yesterday, Attorney General Jim Hood (D) filed this Combined Petition for Interlocutory Appeal and Motion to Vacate Permanent Injunction with the Supreme Court of Mississippi, asking justices to overturn the previous ruling of a lower court and allow NRA-backed House Bill 2 to take effect.

It has been a whirlwind of legal maneuvering since late last month, when a small coalition of opponents in the state Legislature and the law enforcement community sought a temporary injunction against HB 2, and then were granted a permanent injunction just a week later by Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Winston Kidd.  His ruling that the law - which defined the term "concealed" and clarified the manner in which firearms may legally be carried in Mississippi - was "unconstitutionally vague" read more like the typical public policy disagreements you would hear from gun control advocates than a serious analysis of the law and the Mississippi Constitution.

We will notify you as soon as we know if and when the Mississippi Supreme Court decides to hear this case.  In the meantime, please register your support for HB 2 on House Speaker Philip Gunn's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PhilipGunn today!  Let state lawmakers know you back their efforts to protect your right to self-defense and oppose this misguided effort to prevent pro-Second Amendment laws they pass from taking effect.

Note: General Hood has stated that the decision of the lower court only applies to Hinds County, and that it's up to individual law enforcement officers in each of the state's other 81 counties to decide whether the provisions of HB 2 are in effect within their borders.  We recommend that you check with your local police chief or county sheriff if you have any questions.

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