New Mississippi Gun Law Won’t Take Effect Monday

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Mississippi's new open-carry gun law will not take effect Monday after a state judge blocked it today.

Circuit Judge Winston Kidd granted Hinds County DA Robert Shuler Smith's request today for an injunction during an emergency hearing.

The state's attorney general supports the law, although law enforcement officials have expressed concern.

Click here to see the version of House Bill 2 approved by the governor.

The new law wouldn't change how people buy a gun, as they would still have to go through a background check.

The law would allow people to openly carry guns, although firearms could still be prohibited on private property and in courthouses, and they’re forbidden at schools.

Business owners could put up "no guns allowed" signs within ten feet of the entrance of their buildings, so that those who insist on carrying weapons past that are subject to arrest.

More arguments will be presented to the judge on July 8th.