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Open Carry law back in court Monday

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SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

The discussion of the highly controversial Open Carry law is back in court Monday. Currently a restraining order is placed blocking the law from going into affect.  

Judge Winston Kidd issued an order June 28 to temporarily block the bill from becoming law on July 1. The block applies statewide. There has been a lot of confusion focused on the Open Carry law also known as House Bill Two. That bill makes no mention of the words ‘open carry'.

However, the bill does define what is considered a concealed weapon in Mississippi. But Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith and the others that sued to block the measure said they believe the law would put law enforcement and others in danger saying people could carry guns without training.

Supporters of the bill said that right is given to citizens in the constitution.  

Judge Kidd will hear the arguments from the state and Hinds County petitioners at the Hinds County courthouse beginning at 1 Monday afternoon.  

WLOX will update this story as soon as the judge rules.

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