Gov. Bryant asks State Rep. to file gun rights legislation

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Gov. Phil Bryant is asking Representative Andy Gipson to file legislation that he said would protect the gun rights of Mississippians.

“From Day 1, the Obama Administration has gone out of its way to try to eliminate the constitutional rights granted by the Second Amendment,” Gov. Bryant said. “The President’s latest attempt to bypass Congress to further his anti-gun agenda is particularly outrageous. I will do everything in my power to safeguard law-abiding citizens’ right to keep and bear arms, and I appreciate Rep. Gipson advancing legislation to do just that.”

The bill Bryant is pushing for would prohibit state enforcement of any future federal act relating to personal firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition.

“In light of the recent federal administrative action, it is clear that the Obama Administration is intent on weakening our gun rights,” Rep. Gipson said. “This legislation will ensure that Mississippians’ right to bear arms will not be infringed.”

Rep. Gipson is drafting the legislation and will file it when it is completed.

President Barack Obama held a press conference this week about his executive action to reduce gun violence.

Read more about President Obama’s executive action here. 


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