guns

Federal ban on bump stocks now in effect

Today, a federal ban on bump stocks has taken effect. Gulfport resident Robert Newman said, “It’s definitely moving in the wrong direction. I believe gun ownership is our second amendment right and anything to deny that definitely infringes on our…

Federal ban on bump stocks

Today a federal ban on bump stocks has taken effect. News 25’s Gabby Easterwood is at the ATF Office in Gulfport with more.

Dick’s Sporting Goods drops assault rifle sales

Dick’s Sporting Goods is no longer selling assault-style rifles after a gunmen killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In a news release, Dick’s says it sold a shotgun to Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz in…

Increase in Gun Sales

In the aftermath of the recent shootings, gun sales are on the rise according to a local pawn shop. Jay-Jay’s Pawn Shop on Highway 49 in Gulfport tells News 25 during the last couple months they’ve seen a lot more…

Gun Sales Increase

The recent mass shooting in Orlando has triggered debate over laws governing gun sales throughout the country. Avid gun owners stress that it is not the law abiding citizens who need to be controlled. The debate on stricter gun control…

Shooting In Long Beach

A shooting this morning in Long Beach sent one man to the hospital. The shooting took place in the 300 block of White Harbor Road around 10:40am. The suspect was arrested in Gulfport. News 25 will have more details at…

No Gun Found on Bus

There was no gun found on a school bus in Gulfport this morning. Police searched the bus after receiving a call from Harrison Central High School. School officials say a parent reported having heard a student had a gun. Police…

Guns in Mississippi Churches Bill Signed into Law Today

Governor Phil Bryant has signed into law a bill that allows some members of churches to undergo firearms training so they can provide armed security for their congregations. The Church Protection Act specifies that those designated can carry guns into…

Guns In Church Bill Is Now Law in Mississippi

A bill to allow some members of church congregations to carry guns inside is now law. Governor Phil Bryant signed the legislation this morning, allowing places of worship to designate members to undergo firearms training and carry guns to protect…

Student Bringing Gun to School Presser

“Something significant was prohibited yesterday,” that’s what Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania had to say at a press conference today, addressing the questions of why a 14-year-old would bring a gun to school with over 100 rounds of ammunition and…

Guns In Church Bill Heads To Governor

A bill to allow some members of church congregations to carry guns inside is sitting on Governor Bryant's desk for final approval. If approved, the new law would allow places of worship to designate members to undergo firearms training and…

Guns In Church

In a challenge to federal law, state senators passed the Mississippi Church Protection Act which states that places of worship could nominate certain members of the church to undergo a firearms training course. This bill would also allow individuals to…

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…

House Bill Allows Guns in Courthouses

Mississippi citizens with enhanced concealed-carry permits could soon be allowed to bring their guns into courthouses. This comes shortly after a man was sentenced to life in prison for shooting another man to death outside of a courthouse in Madison…

House Bill On Firearms

The Mississippi house voted Monday the ability to defy presidential orders regarding firearms in a 75 to 46 vote. The house bill says it gives the state the right to defy orders from any president on gun control but democrat…

Weapons Allowed on College Campuses

A newly revised policy will allow visitors with enhanced carry permits to carry registered weapons in public spaces on campus at Mississippi’s eight state universities. Commissioner of Higher Education Glenn Boyce says in a news release that the state college…