FAIRFAX, VA - This is a news release from NRA
A pro-Second Amendment bill backed by the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is awaiting final action in the Mississippi Senate after passing the House and out of Senate Committee. The bill, HB 786, expands existing permitless carry laws and lets churches designate congregation members who have enhanced carry permits or a law enforcement or military background to participate in a security plan. NRA-ILA is mobilizing support among its Mississippi members and supporters in an effort to pass the measure through the state Senate.
"This bill goes a long way toward protecting the Second Amendment rights of Mississippians," said Amy Hunter, NRA-ILA Mississippi spokesperson. "The people of Mississippi know the government cannot always protect them, and they want the ability to defend themselves, their families, and their communities most effectively. This includes while worshipping. HB 786 lets law-abiding Mississippians carry firearms in the way that best suits their needs, and it lets churches designate the best methods for protecting their congregations."