Mississippi House Approves Legislation to Improve State Firearms Preemption Statute

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Mississippi House Approves Legislation to Improve State Firearms Preemption Statute

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)-m Dear Mississippi NRA Member:

On Tuesday, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed House Bill 1215 by Rep. Shane Barnett (R-Greene, Perry & Wayne Cos).

The House approved this positive change to the state firearms preemption statute by a vote of 81-36.  The measure now heads to the Senate for consideration.

House Bill 1215 adds state agencies to the existing preemption statute that limits the authority of cities and counties to pass arbitrary restrictions on firearm possession.

This is an especially important protection for enhanced and regular carry permit holders. Preemption statutes protect gun owners by ensuring there is uniformity of laws across the state.

Please contact your state senators and urge them to support HB 1215.



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joefoam
joefoam (@joefoam)
1 year ago

Imagine that, a Republican legislator introducing sensible gun legislation. Good Job!

coonhunter
coonhunter (@joe-d)
1 year ago
Reply to  joefoam

Well for sure it wasn’t a Democrat. And in Mississippi a Vet can get the enhanced
concealed carry permit with a copy of their DD214, passing a background check for $40. and possibly for free by now.

Sisu
Sisu (@sisu)
1 year ago
Reply to  coonhunter

I had the same question. This should assist:

MS Code (https://www.sos.ms.gov/Education-Publications/Pages/Mississippi-Code.aspx) : Sect 97-37-7(2), 2nd sentence

And, a summary – https://www.bearcotraining.com/mississippi-enhanced-conceal-carry-permit/

Apparently “regular peons” can get the “enhanced endorsement” if you demonstrate that you have taken steps to “carry responsibly”, then you get to carry where others cannot. In MS one does not need a CCW permit/license – you can apply for one (“shall issue”) and pass minimal qualifications (“enhanced endorsement”).

coonhunter
coonhunter (@joe-d)
1 year ago
Reply to  Sisu

A regular peon as you call us, do have to take classes an go to the range to get a CCW permit, A Veteran can get the enhanced CCW with no test since most military people have had training on firing a weapon. And it is now I believe to be free. The enhanced CCW allows you to carry place that the regular CCW doesn’t. Do you two think of Veterans as regular peons? I would hope not. On the street I live on there were 12 guys my age or within a couple of year 9 of us went… Read more »

coonhunter
coonhunter (@joe-d)
1 year ago
Reply to  coonhunter

You get the enhanced CCW without the red tape, classes and price. For regular people they have a lot more to do to qualify and pay $100 or more for the enhanced endorsement.