Hood seeks to toss ruling blocking open-carry law

Attorney General Jim Hood asked the state Supreme Court Monday to declare that Mississippians can carry weapons openly in some public places.

Hood’s appeal argues justices should overturn a ruling by Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd, who declared the law unconstitutionally vague.

Earlier this year, legislators passed and Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 2, which says adults don’t need a permit to carry a gun that’s not concealed. The open-carry law was supposed to go into effect July 1, but Kidd enjoined the law July 12, saying after hearing arguments that it was on hold until the Legislature can clarify it.

AP
7/22/13