Tea Party crashes Speaker talk

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, brought his town hall-style meeting tour to Olive Branch on Monday evening and heard strong criticism of the Common Core education approach and steps by local officials that have barred citizens from carrying firearms in public buildings.

Several speakers in the early part of the meeting came from outside DeSoto County, including Tate County, Panola County and Oxford.

At the start of the meeting, Gunn said he and five local legislators who were present came to hear from citizens and did not come to speak themselves.

Desoto Times