WTOK News in Meridian provided local reaction to the recent 9-0 Supreme Court ruling supporting HB 2, the so called open carry law.
As they report, state Rep. Charles Young (D) wasn’t thrilled with the decision.
“I think that it’s a sad day for Mississippi that the highest court in the state has succumbed to political influence,” Young feels. “This law does not provide for the public welfare.”
Young says his staff attorneys haven’t been able to make heads or tails of the law, a challenge he thinks is also very real to the general public.
“This law has people terrified, it has law enforcement at the municipal, county and state levels terrified,” Young says. “The only people that I know that support this legislation are ALEC, the NRA and not ultra-conservatives but ultra-radicals.”
Read the full WTOK story here: http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/Strong-Reaction-to-Overturning-of-Open-Carry-Block–221963221.html