Miss. judge extends block on open-carry gun law - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Miss. judge extends block on open-carry gun law

(WMC-TV) - A Mississippi judge decided to extend the block of Mississippi's open-carry gun law, which would allow Mississippians to carry their guns out in the open.

Signs prohibiting guns at Horn Lake City Hall remain up despite a Mississippi judge's block on House Bill 2. A final decision on the open carry law should come by Friday.

"I actually carry a gun," said Bonita Nelson, who has a permit for her firearm. "I wouldn't actually pull my gun unless I felt like my life was in danger."

Nelson is uncomfortable with the thought that she may see more guns inside the holsters of those without the same training she went through in order to carry her gun.

"And you're just someone with a gun with no training than that's why we're having drive-by shootings. That's why were having people shooting people," she said.

On Monday, a Hinds County circuit judge extended his restraining order against the new law that was supposed to go into effect July 1. He expects to rule on the law on or before Friday.

Many police and sheriff's departments in the area are already enforcing the open-carry laws despite the block, including Horn Lake and Southaven in DeSoto County, and Tate County.

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