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Gun Laws in Mississippi: Quotes From State's Heated Gun Control Debate

By    |   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 05:15 PM

As gun laws continue to receive national attention with a heated debate from opposing views, we look at the support for and against gun control in the Hospitality state of Mississippi.

Here are five quotes from the heated debate:

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1. "If it's so bad that martial law has to be declared, people ought to be able to defend themselves." - Committee Chairman Andy Gipson at a committee meeting about a bill that would ban the destruction of guns in buy-back programs, according to Gulflive.com.

2. "You're giving them the ability to act like wild, wild West." - Rep. Adrienne Wooten, in a meeting about bills related to firearms.

3. "The privilege to carry a concealed weapon is extended to law-abiding gun owners. It just makes sense that they should be able to exercise that freedom in states that also allow concealed carry permits." - Sen. Thad Cochran, about a bill to allow people with concealed carry permits to use them in other states with similar laws.

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4. "The plan takes great care to respect state sovereignty while upholding Americans' constitutional right to keep and bear arms." - Sen. Roger Wicker, about a bill to allow people with concealed carry permits to use them in other states with similar laws.

5. "The right to keep and bear arms is fundamental to America and to Mississippi."
- Gov. Phil Bryant, after signing a bill that will allow carrying a concealed handgun in a purse, briefcase, or other fully enclosed satchel without a permit (this law will be effective July 1, 2015), according to Mississippi Gun News.

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.

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As gun laws continue to receive national attention with a heated debate from opposing views, we look at the support for and against gun control in the Hospitality state of Mississippi.
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