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.

 

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