Miss. SC OKs Open Carry
(GunNews.com) — The Mississippi Supreme Court unanimously upheld the state’s open carry law 9-0 last week. The August 29 ruling allowing the law to take effect after a circuit judge’s order kept it on hold about two months.
In the ruling signed by Justice Randy Pierce, the opinion read, “This court now finds that the circuit judge erred as a matter of law when he found House Bill 2 to be vague and, therefore, unconstitutional. He also erred when he stated that a ‘reasonable person reading the bill could not discern what the law allows and what it prohibits.’”
Earlier this year, legislators passed and Gov. Phil Bryant signed the bill that says adults don’t need a permit to carry a gun that’s not concealed.
Several officials, including the Hinds County district attorney, sued to block the law. Circuit Judge Winston Kidd put the measure on hold just before it was to become law July 1.
Mississippi high court upholds open-carry gun law