FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: Oct. 28, 2013

CONTACT: Laura Hipp, Communications Director (601) 359-3848; [email protected]

LT. GOV. REEVES CALLS FOR DPS TO REFUND GUN

PERMIT HOLDERS

JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves issued the following statement today after reading the opinions from Attorney General Jim Hood stating the Department of Public Safety did not have the authority to raise gun permit prices.

“My first thought when I learned of this bureaucratic cash grab was that the Obama Administration mindset had taken over the Department of Public Safety leadership,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “The commissioner’s action clearly violates state law, demonstrates a lack of leadership and makes it appear he wants to be in the gun control business. Mississippians are tired of government reaching deeper into their pockets to justify agency overspending. I expect the DPS Commissioner to follow the law immediately and offer refunds to law-abiding gunowners who have been overcharged for their right to carry a concealed weapon.”