In Michigan an AG's opinion is not legally binding, is it binding in Mississippi?In Mississippi the state Attn'y General ruled last year that state law trumps local law when it comes to open carry. Open carry was written into the state Constitution of 1872 but a lot of counties refused to allow people to do so. Now they have no choice. Now I open carry most of the time ;D
Michigan's preemption works that way, sadly the cities don't always get that.I will have to look again, but if I remember right, Florida's Governor signed legislation preventing cities from writing laws that go beyond state and federal laws on gun control.
I live near a city that has such an illegal ordinance, and now they are being sued.Kansas had that same problem up until last year or the year before when they passed a law that rectified it. In fact I think Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, had ordinances against open carry for like ever. And there were some smaller cities too that had one. I've heard there are still some cities holding out as long as they can even now, but that some Libertarian group has been working on them.
Surely no legislators would be that stupid. Surely our dear leaders, who know what's best for us even when it clearly violates the constitution, wouldn't be so arrogant as to pass a law that isn't even well thought out enough to allow LEOs to use their standard issue gear. Surely those wise souls who conceive our laws think things through more carefully than that, and aren't so idiotic that they'd end up looking less capable of thinking things through than a lab rat trying to take over the word. Are you listening, New York legislature? Of course you aren't.I wonder if the Police were carrying openly when they made the arrest.
It would be interesting to see the exact wording of that town's prohibition on open carry.
It is quite possible they didn't include an exemption for law enforcement.
I like the fact that New Mexico has open carry laws. That way, if I even need to doff the cover garment, I just went from concealed carry to open carry. No big deal.It's legal here to open carry but why? I don't want a gang of thugs to disarm me and use my gun in a crime against me or another. JMHO.