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Bryant Signs Two Concealed Carry Bills

phil_bryant_AP120117152377_fullwidth_620x350Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has signed a bill that will allow Mississippi residents to carry a concealed gun in a fully enclosed bag or briefcase without a state-issued license.

This bill goes into effect July 1.

According to reports, the bill will also reduce fees for people to receive and renew a concealed-carry license, dropping the fee for a new license to $80.

The renewal fee for people under age 65 will drop to $40, and the fee for those older than 65 will now cost $20.

Disabled veterans, people on active-duty military service and current or honorably retired law enforcement offers are not required to have a license to carry a concealed weapon, according to the bill.

Bryant signed another bill that allows active duty military veterans and honorably retired law enforcement officers to substitute military service for the eight hour training course required by the state to obtain enhanced carry endorsement.

Mississippi residents who complete the state-required training course and receive the enhanced carry endorsement will be allowed to bring a handgun everywhere except police stations, jails, courtrooms and federal property.

This bill takes place immediately and allows Mississippians to legally own rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and self-defense.

Beth Harmon is managing editor for HottyToddy.com. Email her at beth.harmon@hottytoddy.com

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