He got some major pushback very quickly. Not only did our AG send him a letter, there are at least two lawsuits filed. His opinion seems to be : if law-abiding citizens are prohibited from carrying guns, then the police can easily identify the illegal guns, because only criminals are carrying guns. And they wonder why Jackson made the list for “Most Dangerous Cities” a few years back.
Update: One of the lawsuits filed (I think in federal court) was from the Mississippi Justice Institute. After the lawsuit was filed, the City Council voted unanimously to disapprove of the Mayor’s Open Carry ban. At the presser, very strong words supporting our 2A rights. In fact, one of the Councilmen, who ran for Public Service Commissioner as a Democrat, stated that since he didn’t have bodyguards, he carried his own protection, then opened his jacket to reveal his firearm.
International Cherry Blossom Festival organizers, and at this point, even Sheriff David Davis (think Boss Hogg and Roscoe P. Coltrane) believe they can ban weapons at Macon's Central City Park during the festival.
And get this, CB organizers also believe they can ban weapons at their street...
Barring unlawful use of the firearm, wouldn't you agree?
Case in point: Cars have killed more people than guns. Do we panic at the sight of cars?
More pictures of Kaitlin Bennett exercising her Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
The “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of Open Carry Part I
A serious look at making the open carry operator as squared away as they can possible be.
I know there are people out there that believe that I am “anti-open carry.” This is not really the truth of the matter. What I am is “anti-ignorance” and I...
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