Open Carry Law Opposed By Horhn, Who Voted For the Bill

You can carry a gun on your hip, a la old west style, especially after July 1, when a new law goes into effect stressing that Mississippi’s constitution allows for open carry. But, not everybody is happy about it.

That includes some state lawmakers and law enforcement who are concerned about the amount of violence happening in the state. A group met at the state capitol Tuesday.

“If this law is not overturned,” said State Sen. John Horhn, “you might easily see some of the same kinds of showdowns that were carried out in the wild, wild west or at the OK Corral.”

This seems to be a turnaround for Hohrn, who, according to the state legislature website, voted for the bill.