Fed Court Prohibits Future Restrictions On Open Carry by City of Jackson

Mississippi Prohibits Restrictions on Open Carry in Jackson
Federal court prohibits future restrictions on open-carry by the city of Jackson. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- NRA-ILA reported to you in April that the Mississippi Justice Institute, a non-profit constitutional litigation center, had filed a lawsuit on behalf of pro-Second Amendment State Rep. Dana Criswell (R-Mount Olive) against Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba's executive order prohibiting the open carry of firearms in the city. This legal action was filed in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Mississippi challenging the mayor's actions as a violation of both the Mississippi Constitution's right to keep and bear arms provision and the state firearms preemption law.

Mayor Lumumba's open carry ban expired back on April 30 without extension. Now, under a Consent Decree issued by the Court on Friday, the city cannot take any future action that would directly or indirectly prohibit, restrict, or inhibit the open carry of firearms in the city unless Mississippi statutes and constitution are first changed to allow that. A copy of the Consent Decree can be found here.


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45crittergitter
1 month ago

Criswell represents Olive Branch, not Mount Olive.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
1 month ago

It’s amazing that some people get elected to office and they think that they can do anything that pleases them.
An executive order by a mayor means nothing and the city attorney needs to advise them of that, it would take a full vote of the city council then signed by the mayor if they were making an ordinance however they can’t override the state constitution just because they want to.
This mayor needs to get educated on procedures and Roberts Rule of Order.

Mike Crognale
Mike Crognale
1 month ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

He’s a demokkkrat. They do what they can as long as they can in hopes of getting away with it.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
1 month ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

“This mayor” (this excuse for one) needs to be legally removed from office. Immediately and permanently.

2ndA'murrican
2ndA'murrican
1 month ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Mayor LUMberingdUMBAss, needs education? Are you serious? Stupid tool can’t get schooled enough for him to realize just how much of an idiot he is! All he is good for is the compost pile. Wait! He’d probably ruin that too.

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
1 month ago

No link.

gregs
gregs
1 month ago

do not see the link here