Bryant Balks at Possible Gun Order
EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday that he wants the state to resist any presidential order that might restrict gun rights.
Republican Bryant made the call shortly before President Barack Obama issued 23 executive orders designed to curb gun violence.
“I am asking that you immediately pass legislation that would make any unconstitutional order by the President illegal to enforce in Mississippi by state or local law enforcement,” Bryant wrote in a letter to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn, who are also Republicans.
Bryant said in the letter that he believes any gun-control executive order by Obama “infringes our constitutional right to keep and bear arms as never before in American history.”