House Bill 2 is now the law of the land
Today, the state Supreme Court overturned a decision by Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd blocking the open carry/concealed weapon law from going into effect.The billâ€™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.
House Bill 2 only clarified what constitutes a concealed weapon. He said the legislation didn’t change any law. He said open carry has always been allowed in the 1890 state Constitution. A concealed carry permit is still needed to carry concealed.