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Guns Banned on Municipal Properties

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — The city of Brookhaven is banning weapons on all municipal properties.

The Daily Leader reports that the board of aldermen adopted the ordinance this week.

A new state law new allows individuals to carry a firearm or weapon without a permit as long as it is not concealed. Its implementation has been blocked by a Hinds County judge, who will hold a hearing in Jackson on July 8.

Brookhaven Municipal Court Judge Raymond Boutwell recently banned weapons in the city courtroom.

The board of aldermen's action applies to municipal property outside of the government complex, including The Jimmy Furlow Senior Center, the City Barn, city parks and playgrounds, the airport as well as all recreation department offices.

Lawmakers passed the law during their 2013 session.

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