Gov. Phil Bryant confident state’s new gun law will go into effect

Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday he’s confident Mississippi’s open-carry gun law will eventually take effect, even if a dispute about it goes all the way to the state Supreme Court.

Earlier this year, legislators passed and Bryant signed House Bill 2, which says adults don’t need a permit to carry a gun that’s not concealed.

The measure was supposed to become law July 1, but Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd temporarily blocked it June 28 after the local district attorney and some constables sued the state.