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Lawmaker calls for repeal of open carry law

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Democratic state Senator John Horhn says the legislation that will allow people in Mississippi to strap on guns in public is dangerous and should be repealed during Thursdays' special session.

"We are calling on Governor Bryant to put this measure on the call for the special session so that it can be repealed and be better thought out for consideration in the future," Horhn said. 

Horhn, who voted in favor of the law, believes most members of the legislature were not aware of how far reaching the measure was when it passed.

He said the law, which has generated significant concern from the law enforcement community, will allow anyone who can legally own a gun, to carry it holstered without a concealed carry permit.

"While we are all in favor of the right to bear arms this new law is not wise nor is it prudent when we have too many guns on the street as it is," Horhn explained. "It's bad legislation that needs to be repealed."

Horhn intends to present a letter to the governor Wednesday making that request. The open firearms carry law takes effect July 1.

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