The Mississippi House concurred with the Senate by passing legislation on Tuesday to abolish the requirement for a concealed carry permit in the state.
The legislation, House Bill 786, expands current carry provisions from carrying in a bag, purse, or satchel without a permit to carrying holstered without a permit, as well. The NRA-ILA reports that Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety vehemently and unsuccessfully opposed the bill, which passed the House by a vote of 85-35.
Governor Phil Bryant (R) is expected to sign the bill into law.
Idaho and West Virginia both abolished their concealed carry permit requirements in March. Permitless carry takes effect in West Virginia in June and in Idaho in July.
Other states that recognize the Second Amendment as a sufficient carry permit include Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Vermont, and Wyoming. Texas allows both open carry and concealed carry of a handgun, but requires a permit to do both.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.