2A News

Jeff Pittman's Second Amendment News from Mississippi & Beyond

2016 Mississippi Gun Bills Still Alive

2016 Mississippi Gun Bills Still Alive

2016 Mississippi Gun Bills Still Alive

Again, with apologies to MS nonresident list members.

2A News Special Alert — March 3, 2016

Next deadline: March 22 for committee action in receiving chamber. You can view bills at http://www.legislature.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx under “Legislation.”

Here’s a posting of my MS information from last time (February 28, 2016).

SALES, RECORDS, SUPPRESSORS

SB 2313
Sen. Tindell
PASSED Jud. A
PASSED SENATE – goes to House
Removes silencer registration requirement from state law.

SB 2515
Sen. Hill
PASSED Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency
PASSED SENATE – goes to House
Exempts the records of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks relating to applications for and holders of hunting licenses from the provisions of the Mississippi Public Records Act of 1983. Records shall be released only upon proper court order or to law enforcement upon request.

RANGES

HB 1300
Reps. Hood, Crawford
PASSED Jud. B
AMENDED VERSION PASSED HOUSE – goes to Senate
Cleans up and adds some protections for sport shooting ranges, but also includes provision allowing the government to close private ranges due to “incompatibility with nearby population or land use.”

PREEMPTION

HB 758
Reps. Hood, Morgan, Patterson, Mettetal, Beckett, Rogers (61st), Tullos, Oliver, Baker, Kinkade, Hale, Rushing, Formby, Chism, Byrd, Mims, Criswell, Willis, Currie, Boyd, Henley
PASSED Jud. B
PASSED HOUSE – goes to Senate
Adds state agencies, commissions and boards to the preemption law generally prohibiting their adoption of firearms restrictions or taxes. This is desperately needed, and should solve the problem of illicit “no guns” signs and prohibitions at various state and local government buildings throughout the state.

HB 1294
Reps. Frierson, Moore
PASSED Jud. B
PASSE HOUSE – goes to Senate
Adds knives and knife businesses to local ordinance preemption law.

CCW PERMITS, $

HB 600
Rep. Gipson
PASSED Jud. B
PASSED HOUSE – goes to Senate
Revises CCW license renewal process: Extends expiration notice time, adds alternating on-line renewals, reduces senior renewal fees, provides that DPS shall promulgate rules and regulations to certify firearms instructors (including standards for certification, documentation of certification, a listing of all certified firearms instructors within the state, and fees for certification – i.e., what they’re doing now without legal authority).

CARRY, PLACES, RESTRICTIONS

HB 571
Reps. Gipson, Morgan, Patterson, Mettetal, Beckett, Rogers (61st), Tullos, Oliver, Baker, Kinkade, Hale, Rushing, Formby, Chism, Byrd, Criswell, Boyd, Currie, Bomgar, Weathersby, Shirley, Moore, Crawford
PASSED Jud. B
PASSED HOUSE – goes to Senate
Clarifies the meaning of “courthouse” and “courtroom” in existing CW law. This is the part that many judges and court officers are currently violating. I don’t know why they would obey this bill any better than they do current law.

HB 786
Reps. Representatives Gipson, Morgan, Mettetal, Beckett, Rogers (61st), Tullos, Oliver, Baker, Kinkade, Hale, Rushing, Formby, Chism, Miles, Bain, Mims, Criswell, Willis, Currie, Boyd, Bomgar, Hopkins, Weathersby, Moore, Shirley, Arnold, Staples, Monsour, Barnett, Crawford, Dixon
PASSED HOUSE – goes to Senate
Authorizes churches to authorize armed security members & immunizes churches from related liability if such members are enhanced permit qualified.

FEDS

HB 782
Reps. Formby, Gipson, Morgan, Patterson, Mettetal, Beckett, Rogers (61st), Tullos, Oliver, Baker, Kinkade, Hale, Rushing, Chism, Byrd, Criswell, Currie, Boyd, Bomgar, Weathersby, Shirley, Barnett, Moore, Crawford
PASSED Jud. B
PASSED HOUSE – goes to Senate
Prohibits enforcement by MS public employees of federal firearms laws which violate the Mississippi Constitution.


Here’s another posting of this information by attorney Reed Martz.


“… if we will do a lot more better…” Overhead from an unidentified MS state representative on the MS House floor this week, during discussion of a school consolidation bill to remedy a failing school.

Spread the word. Share this:

Leave a reply

Sponsor
© 2014-2019 Jeff Pittman and 2A News. All rights reserved. Handloaded in Mississippi.