0 Comments for this article

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A new Mississippi law says the public no longer has access to records of state-issued permits to carry concealed weapons.

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 485 on Monday, and it became law immediately.

Legislators pushing the bill said they were responding to a New York newspaper’s decision earlier this year to publish names and addresses of local residents who had concealed-carry permits.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal and a Jackson blogger requested information about Mississippi records, but both said they didn’t intend to publish names or addresses. The state Department of Public Safety did not immediately respond to the requests, citing an expected change in the law.

Bryant on Monday also signed House Bill 2, which becomes law July 1. It clarifies the definition of concealed weapons.

 

Comment on this Story

Related News

2016-end-zone
21 mins ago
0 Comments for this article
Aliceville Falls To Perfect Fyffe In 2A Title
Read More»
news-default1-old
28 mins ago
0 Comments for this article
In The Kitchen with The Veranda
Read More»
joseph-channing-smith
46 mins ago
0 Comments for this article
Man Charged In Church Burglary
Read More»