Mississippi Gov Approves Gun Rights Bill Amidst Gun Control Protest

Mississippi Gov Approves Gun Rights Bill Amidst Gun Control Protest

Mississippi Gov Approves Gun Rights Bill Amidst Gun Control Protest

The contentious gun rights bill was officially signed by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Friday. According to him, the bill will secure worshippers inside churches against possible assailants. However, the approved gun rights bill created disapproval from the National Gun Control Advocates

The Mississippi Church Protection Act allows church members to undergo firearms training in order to protect the congregation. It also permits the designated members to bring firearms inside the church premises to give other members protection. However, the gun rights bill would also make it easier for other residents to bring guns without licenses. The new signed bill gathered major criticisms from the gun control advocates, reported by Reuters.

"Churches deserve protection from those who would harm worshippers," said Bryant, a Republican, in a Twitter post explaining his decision to sign the measure into law. Mississippi is the 9th state to approve the gun rights bill.


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