Jim Hood on Gun Control
Guns ok on school property, with enhanced license
On Oct. 1, 2013, the office of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood issued an opinion reinforcing and expanding its prior decisions on the carrying of firearms by enhanced licensees on educational property. A prior opinion by the Attorney General's
office issued on Jan. 5, 2012, made clear the Attorney General's position that the state ban on possession of firearms on educational property does not apply to a person in possession of a valid license. The new opinion reaffirms the AG office's
position that the educational property ban does not apply to enhanced licensees.
A spokesperson said that the enhanced license provision explicitly allows enhanced licensees to carry their handguns, which include "any elementary or secondary school
facility" and "any school athletic event."
The opinion also addressed certain locations where state law can continue to be enforced to prohibit persons from carrying concealed firearms [including] non-public areas of educational property.
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