Mississippi outlaws the firing of a gun inside of a subdivision???

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Mississippi outlaws the firing of a gun inside of a subdivision???

Post by NRA_guy on Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:23 am

Wish I could just quote the whole article, but there is a news article in today's Clarion Ledger with the headline "Ordinance opposition Bans firing of gun within 200 yards of residences".

Seems that Rankin County supervisors have passed a county ordinance prohibiting the firing of guns within 200 yards of any subdivision.

But it says that their controversial firearm ordinance is moot, trumped by a state law adopted earlier this year.

Right now, the state outlaws the firing of a gun inside of a subdivision. Rankin's regulations ban the firing of a gun within 200 yards of a subdivision - a stricter rule that has upset some of the county's rural residents.

It says there are reports from state lawmakers that the state law may be amended.

I never heard that I cannot fire a gun in my subdivision. I live in a subdivision with lots of woods, hills, and lots that are 3-1/2 acres or so in size.

I have shot guns into a bank on my property for decades.

Is that now against Mississippi law?????

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Re: Mississippi outlaws the firing of a gun inside of a subdivision???

Post by 94LEVERFAN on Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:51 am

ms code:
45-9-51
45-9-53
45-9-55
45-9-57
Sorry, not puter literate enough to post links.

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Post by ree_countrygirl on Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:31 am

dad used to shoot strays when we lived in town but in coffeeville no one said anything. just makes me glad we moved to the country!!!!

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Re: Mississippi outlaws the firing of a gun inside of a subdivision???

Post by Hammer on Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:35 am

Mississippi Code of 1972
as ammended

§ 45-9-51. Prohibition against adoption of certain ordinances.

Subject to the provisions of Section 45-9-53, no county or municipality may adopt any ordinance that restricts or requires the possession, transportation, sale, transfer or ownership of firearms or ammunition or their components.

Sources: Laws, 1986, ch. 471, § 1, eff from and after passage (approved April 14, 1986).

§ 45-9-53. Exceptions.
(1) This section and Section 45-9-51 do not affect the authority that a county or municipality may have under another law:
(a) To require citizens or public employees to be armed for personal or national defense, law enforcement, or another lawful purpose;
(b) To regulate the discharge of firearms within the limits of the county or municipality.

A county or municipality may not apply a regulation relating to the discharge of firearms or other weapons in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the county or municipality or in an area annexed by the county or municipality after September 1, 1981, if the firearm or other weapon is:
(i) A shotgun, air rifle or air pistol, BB gun or bow and arrow discharged:
1. On a tract of land of ten (10) acres or more and more than one hundred fifty (150) feet from a residence or occupied building located on another property; and
2. In a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile to cross the boundary of the tract; or
(ii) A center fire or rim fire rifle or pistol or a muzzle-loading rifle or pistol of any caliber discharged:
1. On a tract of land of fifty (50) acres or more and more than three hundred (300) feet from a residence or occupied building located on another property; and
2. In a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile to cross the boundary of tract;
(c) To regulate the use of property or location of businesses for uses therein pursuant to fire code, zoning ordinances, or land-use regulations, so long as such codes, ordinances and regulations are not used to circumvent the intent of Section 45-9-51 or subparagraph (e) of this section;
(d) To regulate the use of firearms in cases of insurrection, riots and natural disasters in which the city finds such regulation necessary to protect the health and safety of the public. However, the provisions of this section shall not apply to the lawful possession of firearms in the home, place of business or in transit to and from the home or place of business;
(e) To regulate the storage or transportation of explosives in order to protect the health and safety of the public, with the exception of black powder which is exempt up to twenty-five (25) pounds per private residence and fifty (50) pounds per retail dealer;
(f) To regulate the carrying of a firearm at: (i) a public park or at a public meeting of a county, municipality or other governmental body; (ii) a political rally, parade or official political meeting; or (iii) a nonfirearm-related school, college or professional athletic event; or
(g) To regulate the receipt of firearms by pawnshops.

(2) The exception provided by subsection (1) (f) of this section does not apply if the firearm was in or carried to and from an area designated for use in a lawful hunting, fishing or other sporting event and the firearm is of the type commonly used in the activity.

Sources: Laws, 1986, ch. 471, § 2; Laws, 2006, ch. 450, § 1, eff from and after July 1, 2006.


§ 45-9-55. Employer not permitted to prohibit transportation or storage of firearms on employer property; exceptions; certain immunity for employer.


(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, a public or private employer may not establish, maintain, or enforce any policy or rule that has the effect of prohibiting a person from transporting or storing a firearm in a locked vehicle in any parking lot, parking garage, or other designated parking area.


(2) A private employer may prohibit an employee from transporting or storing a firearm in a vehicle in a parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area the employer provides for employees to which access is restricted or limited through the use of a gate, security station or other means of restricting or limiting general public access onto the property.

(3) This section shall not apply to vehicles owned or leased by an employer and used by the employee in the course of his business.

(4) This section does not authorize a person to transport or store a firearm on any premises where the possession of a firearm is prohibited by state or federal law.

(5) A public or private employer shall not be liable in a civil action for damages resulting from or arising out of an occurrence involving the transportation, storage, possession or use of a firearm covered by this section.

Sources: Laws, 2006, ch. 450, § 2, eff from and after July 1, 2006.

§ 45-9-57. Regulation by county of discharge of any firearm within platted subdivision.

A county may regulate the discharge of any firearm or weapon, other than a BB gun, within any platted subdivision. However, no county may prohibit the discharge of any firearm or weapon on land, if such firearm or weapon is discharged in a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile from such firearm or weapon to travel across any property line without permission of the property owner.

Sources: Laws, 2010, ch. 523, § 3, eff from and after July 1, 2010.

http://www.michie.com/mississippi_print/lpExt.dll/mscode/e29a/e623?fn=document-frame.htm&f=templates&2.0

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Re: Mississippi outlaws the firing of a gun inside of a subdivision???

Post by NRA_guy on Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:42 pm

Thanks for the quotes.

So the newspaper article is pure bull hockey:

A county may regulate the discharge of any firearm or weapon, other than a BB gun, within any platted subdivision. However, no county may prohibit the discharge of any firearm or weapon on land, if such firearm or weapon is discharged in a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile from such firearm or weapon to travel across any property line without permission of the property owner.

So the state law prohibits my county from keeping me from shooting on my land into a high bank.

That is 100% different from what the Clarion Ledger article said.

And how many readers will assume the article is accurate? Most, unfortunately.

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Re: Mississippi outlaws the firing of a gun inside of a subdivision???

Post by chestnut on Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:39 pm

Liberalism at its Finest!!!! 2 cents bull machine gun

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Re: Mississippi outlaws the firing of a gun inside of a subdivision???

Post by smoffett on Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:31 pm

Why not send a letter to the editor? Who knows, they might publish it...

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Re: Mississippi outlaws the firing of a gun inside of a subdivision???

Post by NRA_guy on Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:24 pm

smoffett wrote:Why not send a letter to the editor? Who knows, they might publish it...
I've been thinking about that.

I am not a subscriber and very rarely read the Clarion Ledger.

I also considered sending an email note to the writer of the article to see what they say.

News writers are notoriously ignorant of gun laws.

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Re: Mississippi outlaws the firing of a gun inside of a subdivision???

Post by Hammer on Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:11 pm

If I am correct, this has been brought to the attention of the board who came up with this 'law' and is currently under review.

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Re: Mississippi outlaws the firing of a gun inside of a subdivision???

Post by marionmedic on Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:58 am

Basically it is saying if you are going to be shooting anything that goes bang other than a shotgun, you had better be on a tract of land that is 50 acres or more.

That puts about every hunter in the state into the "illegal" catagory.

Mor B.S. from the numbskulls in the "chamber".

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Re: Mississippi outlaws the firing of a gun inside of a subdivision???

Post by NRA_guy on Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:24 pm

I have a 30 foot tall bank on my property in a platted subdivision.

This seems to say that I am OK shooting into my bank:

A county may regulate the discharge of any firearm or weapon, other than a BB gun, within any platted subdivision. However, no county may prohibit the discharge of any firearm or weapon on land, if such firearm or weapon is discharged in a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile from such firearm or weapon to travel across any property line without permission of the property owner.

Several years ago a neighbor complained to the county sherriff's department and a deputy came out.

He looked over our situation and said it looked safer than where he shoots.

I am sure the complaining neighbor did not like the feedback he got.

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