Guns in Church Bill Moving Forward
The Mississippi Legislature is coming closer to passing a law that would allow guns in church.
A Senate committee has passed a bill that would allow places of worship to designate people with concealed carry permits as security and make acting within that capacity a legal defense against charges that they violated the law.
It would also make another change to the Mississippi gun law. This bill would expand how people carry concealed weapons to include holsters and sheaths.
Opponents to the bill say it would put more guns on the street, endangering Mississippians.
The full Senate gets the measure next.