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Gov. and 80 lawmakers petition MS Supreme Court about open carry

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Governor Bryant, 80 Mississippi lawmakers, and the NRA have submitted a motions to the state Supreme Court asking permission to file a brief in support of the state of Mississippi's appeal to vacate a permanent injunction issued by Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd, that's keeping House Bill 2 from becoming law.

House Bill 2, also know as the open carry law, clarified the term "concealed" in the state's concealed carry statute and was set to take effect July 1.

Attorney General Jim Hood has appealed Judge Kidd's decision and also submitted a motion to have the lower court's injunction vacated. The case is pending before the Mississippi Supreme Court.

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