Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Michele Allen is a licensed clinical social worker. She likes the idea, but believes enforcement is a problem.
"The problem here is that when somebody does mention that they may hurt themselves or hurt others, people who are mandated reporters do not report, and that's one of the big issues," Allen said.
More federal spending on school security is also one of the provision in the report. That's an idea that sits well with educators.
"We always see the opportunity for us to increase not only the visibility of security personnel, but also certain security measures," Ocean Springs School Superintendent Dr. Bonita Coleman-Potter said. "Many of those initiatives though would require additional funding, so we would absolutely look forward to those dollars coming here."
On the law enforcement side of the equation, police officers I talked to are skeptical that any ban on high capacity clips or semi-assault rifles is really not going to do much good.
Deputy Chief Mark Dunston is with the Ocean Springs Police Department.
"From a law enforcement perspective, it's indifferent. A properly trained citizen with a gun is an asset to the community," Dunston explained. "And the number of bullets that a magazine will hold is immaterial. Five rounds, ten rounds, 30 rounds, it just requires you to re-load more."
At Haney's Pawn Shop, clips and semi-automatics flew out the door after the commission was formed. Sykes Haney feels any gun control won't mean much.
"It's not the guns, it's the people that are causing this thing. We need to check more on them who have guns," Haney said.
The only certainly right now, this debate over gun violence is far from over. The president has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday to talk about the recommendations.
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