Who: Representative Andy Gipson/Speaker of the House Philip Gunn
Event: Press conference responding to Supreme Court’s Decision on House Bill 2
Date: Today, Thursday, August 29, 2013
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Mississippi State Capitol, Second Floor Rotunda
Andy Gipson: “ I am very pleased the Mississippi Supreme Court has promptly decided that House Bill 2 is clear and unambiguous, and the bill is now in effect statewide. I would like to thank all those who stood with us and filed supportive briefs with the Court. This shows that the Hinds County lawsuit was a waste of taxpayers’ time and money.”
Speaker Philip Gunn: “ I would like Mississippians to recognize that once again the Mississippi House of Representatives has stood strong in protecting their Second Amendment rights. I commend Representative Gipson and the House Republicans who led the effort to appeal the improper and misguided decision by the lower court. We are protecting your rights to keep and bear arms.”