Opponents of open carry respond
July 1, 2013 5 Comments
The Mississippi Supreme Court ordered opponents of open carry to respond to the State of Mississippi’s Combined Petition to Vacate a Restraining Order and Emergency Petition for Interlocutory Appeal by 5:00 p.m. today.
Judging by the time written on their response, they responded just in the nick of time.
My prediction is this:
- The MSSC will keep the case and issue an expedited ruling.
- The Court will uphold HB2 based on separation of powers.
- The Court will find that the legislature has the constitutional authority to regulate concealed carry by defining both concealed and open carry.
The case is State of Mississippi v. Robert Shuler Smith, et al., cause number 2013-M-01114 before the Mississippi Supreme Court.