"Hinds Judge Blocks Open Carry Law, For Now" by Jackblog | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS


Hinds Judge Blocks Open Carry Law, For Now

Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Winston Kidd this evening issued a temporary restraining order for a state gun law that would have taken effect July 1.

The law amended an existing statute to clarify that carrying weapons in plain view without a permit is legal. At a press conference yesterday, Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith said http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2013/jun/27/hinds-d-seeks-stop-open-carry-law/">he would seek a temporary restraining order against the law.

Kidd heard arguments from opponents of the law as well as attorneys from the state. He set a July 8 hearing date to determine whether to extend the TRO.


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