Second Amendment

Open Carry Law Upheld by Mississippi Supreme Court

Overruled a lower court injunction


House Bill 2 is now the law of the land, and state leaders are hailing the ruling as a victory for the right to bear arms.

On Thursday, the state Supreme Court in a 9-0 ruling overturned a decision by Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd blocking the open-carry/concealed-weapon law from going into effect.

The bill's author, state Rep. Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, said he knew his bill was constitutional and was pleased the state Supreme Court agreed with him.

"When the lawsuit was first filed, I said I'd never seen a lawsuit that claims the Constitution is unconstitutional." Gipson said.