Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Mississippi: Governor Bryant Signs NRA-Backed Pro-Second Amendment Reform Bills!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Mississippi: Governor Bryant Signs NRA-Backed Pro-Second Amendment Reform Bills!

Late Thursday, Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed Senate Bill 2394, a bill prioritized for passage by Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and sponsored by Sen. Terry Burton (R), and Senate Bill 2619, sponsored by Sen. Haskins Montgomery (D), into law.  These two measures make critical pro-Second Amendment reforms, including a clarification that a state-issued permit is not necessary to transport a loaded or unloaded pistol or revolver in a purse, handbag, satchel, other similar bag or briefcase or fully enclosed case.  These bills also streamline training requirements for the enhanced carry endorsement on permits for veterans and men and women in the Armed Forces, reduce the cost to both active military and civilians who obtain regular DPS-issued permits to carry firearms for personal protection, and ensure that your right to purchase, own and carry firearms and ammunition are not infringed upon through federal rulemaking or overreach by local governments. 

SB 2619 takes effect immediately and SB 2394 will become effective on July 1, 2015.  Details on the key provisions of both measures can be found below.

To view NRA-ILA's press release applauding Governor Bryant for signing this key legislation and thanking Senate and House leaders for their efforts to pass these important measures this session, click here.  To read the press statement put out by the Governor's office on SB 2394 and SB 2619, click here.

SB 2394

  • Reduces fees for an original regular concealed carry permit from $100 to $80, for a renewed concealed carry permit from $50 to $40, and exempts active duty military personnel from any application fees.  Renewal fees for senior citizens will also drop from $25 to $20.
  • Clarifies that a state-issued permit is not necessary for the transportation of loaded or unloaded pistols or revolvers in a purse, handbag, satchel, other similar bag or briefcase or fully enclosed case.
  • Establishes a special classification of carry permit for honorably retired law enforcement officers and honorably retired correctional offers who provide letters from their respective agency or department confirming their status and completion of a certified law enforcement training academy.  

SB 2619

  • Eliminates training requirement for an enhanced carry permit endorsement for active military personnel, honorably discharged veterans or retired law enforcement if they have already completed law enforcement or combat training with handguns as part of their service.
  • Exempts members or veterans of the National Guard or Reserve units from state’s residency requirement for a regular concealed carry permit and lowers their minimum age requirement for a permit from 21 to 18.
  • Removes a provision in law that could leave Mississippians who currently and lawfully own commonly-used rifle cartridges for hunting, target shooting and self-defense vulnerable to state prosecution if federal regulations governing .223/5.56mm ammunition are amended by BATFE without any approval from Congress.
  • Makes clarifying changes to the state firearms preemption statute in light of a recent Attorney General opinion, bringing the law into line with the intent of HB 314 from the 2014 session relative to where cities and counties cannot ban permit holders with an enhanced carry endorsement (parks, governmental meetings and non-firearm athletic events).
TRENDING NOW
Rep. Rob Bishop Introduces the "Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act"

News  

Friday, May 26, 2017

Rep. Rob Bishop Introduces the "Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act"

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 2620, the "Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act." This bill would remove ATF's authority to use the ...

Court's Commonsense Conclusion: "There Was a Gun" Isn't Enough to Justify Issuing a Restraining Order

Second Amendment  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Court's Commonsense Conclusion: "There Was a Gun" Isn't Enough to Justify Issuing a Restraining Order

The Supreme Court of North Dakota confirmed this week that simply possessing a handgun while on one’s own private property cannot support a finding of "disorderly conduct" under the state’s disorderly conduct restraining order law. ...

Concealed Carrying Hits New High, Underscores Need for National Law

News  

Friday, May 26, 2017

Concealed Carrying Hits New High, Underscores Need for National Law

Information collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) indicates an unprecedented surge in the number of concealed carry permits, with the largest one-year increase on record occurring between May 2016 and May 2017.

Legislation Reintroduced to Permanently Dismantle Obama-Era Enforcement Abuse

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, May 26, 2017

Legislation Reintroduced to Permanently Dismantle Obama-Era Enforcement Abuse

This week, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) reintroduced the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act, a bill aimed at permanently dismantling Operation Choke Point (OCP).  

Illinois: House Committee Passes Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Illinois: House Committee Passes Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers

The House Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 1657 by a 7-6 vote.

Abbott Signs Senate Bill 16, Bringing Texas License To Carry Fees Down to Among Lowest in Nation

News  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Abbott Signs Senate Bill 16, Bringing Texas License To Carry Fees Down to Among Lowest in Nation

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauded Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for signing into law NRA-backed legislation that will make license to carry fees in Texas among the lowest in the ...

Nevada: Governor Sandoval Signs AB 118!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nevada: Governor Sandoval Signs AB 118!

Today, May 22, Governor Brian Sandoval signed important pro-gun legislation, Assembly Bill 118, into law.  AB 118, sponsored by Assemblyman Skip Daly, will allow members of the military and those who have received an honorable ...

New Zealand Police Mislead Current and Prospective Gun Owners

News  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

New Zealand Police Mislead Current and Prospective Gun Owners

Back in April, NRA-ILA alerted readers to the results of the New Zealand Parliament Law and Order Committee’s “Inquiry into issues relating to the illegal possession of firearms in New Zealand,” which proposed that a ...

Public Health Researchers Use Common Gun Control Tactic to Mislead on “Children” and Guns

News  

Friday, May 26, 2017

Public Health Researchers Use Common Gun Control Tactic to Mislead on “Children” and Guns

It is one of the most well-worn tactics of those who advocate for gun control. Step one, acquire statistics on firearms injuries among children ages 0-14. Step two, combine these relatively low numbers with the ...

South Carolina: Governor McMaster Signs Pro-Gun Bill

Monday, May 22, 2017

South Carolina: Governor McMaster Signs Pro-Gun Bill

Last Friday, May 19, Governor Henry McMaster (R) signed H. 3429 into law.  This bill went into effect upon the Governor’s approval.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.