Republican lawmakers in the state have said Mississippi should resist any attempt by the federal government to deprive citizens of their Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms.
A news release from Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who presides over the Miss. Senate, outlined this week's action.
“Gun owners in Mississippi have a right to privacy and shouldn’t be made to feel like criminals for exercising their Second Amendment rights,” said Reeves. “I’m proud the Senate has passed several strong pro-gun bills that provide real protection for gun owners.”
House Bill 485 ensures information related to concealed carry permit holders is exempt from the Mississippi Public Records Act. Law enforcement will be allowed to share information regarding applicants and permit holders to determine eligibility to have a concealed carry permit.
House Bill 2 clarifies state laws allowing Mississippians to carry concealed weapons. The Senate passed a similar measure, Senate Bill 2212, earlier this month.
· Senate Bill 2212, by Sen. Giles Ward,R-Louisville, corrects vague and problematic language in Mississippi’s firearm carry laws.
· Senate Bill 2048, by Sen. Ward, expands the opportunities for hunters to use crossbows in archery and primitive weapons seasons regardless of physical ability.