Mississippi Senate Committee Passes Church Protection Act, Right-to-Carry Expansion

posted on March 21, 2016

A Mississippi Senate committee passed legislation Thursday that would let houses of worship designate Right-to-Carry permit holders as security personnel, expand “permitless” carry in the state and move Mississippi closer to true constitutional carry.

House Bill 786 was filed by Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman Andy Gipson, an attorney and Baptist minister, after the Charleston, S.C., church murders last summer. “A number of congregations … don’t have the resources to hire professional security,” Gipson said.

Use Your Power!

The Church Protection Act, which was passed by the House in February by a largely party-line 85-33 vote, is now slated for consideration by the full senate in Jackson. Mississippi residents, the Church Protection Act needs your support. Urge your state senators to pass this important legislation by calling (601) 359-3770 or clicking here.

 

Latest

AR rifle
AR rifle

America's Rifle

Gun-control activists and politicians don't want citizens to know the truth about these semi-automatic rifles. So here is the history, and the contemporary facts, about these rifles.

The New Balance of Power

Almost as soon as the voting was over, President Biden once again said that he wants to sign a ban on pretty much every firearm sold in the U.S. Though he likely doesn't have the votes to do so in this Congress, this balance of power does give him some opportunities to go after our freedom.

The Story Behind the Sale of Barrett Firearms

“Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in the Barrett story,” says Ronnie Barrett.

Why the Legal Fight in Illinois Matters So Much

When a governor, along with a majority of a state’s legislators, decide to take a civil right from American citizens, they have decided to start a constitutional fight.

The Armed Citizen® January 27, 2023

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Biden Doesn’t Get to Tell Us We Can’t Own Semi-Automatic Firearms

Semi-automatic firearms have been popularly sold to private citizens since the late-19th century. They are the most-popular design sold today and have clear constitutional protections. So, no, the president doesn't get to tell us we can't own them.

Interests



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.