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Patriots plan 'stand your ground' rally
by Steve Beavers
Sep 04, 2013 | 92 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Alcorn County Patriots are going to show their support for those who helped pass Mississippi House Bill 2.

Members of the group have planned the Stand Your Ground Freedom Rally for Saturday, Sept. 21 at Crossroads Regional Park. The event is set for 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

"We will be there as long as people are there," said organizer Bobby McDaniel.

The Mississippi Supreme Court unanimously upheld the state's open carry gun law on Aug. 29. The law, now in effect, had been on hold after Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd issued an injunction blocking the gun law from taking effect for close to two months.

"This court now finds that the circuit judge erred as a matter of law when he found House Bill 2 to be vague and, therefore, unconstitutional. He also erred when he stated that a 'reasonable person reading the bill could not discern what the law allows and what it prohibits,'" according to the ruling signed by Justice Randy Pierce.

"Mississippi House Bill 2 defines our constitutional rights," added McDaniel. "It says what we can and can't do."

McDaniel said the reason behind the rally is to thank those who supported the bill.

In July, the Alcorn County Patriots sponsored the Second Amendment Firearm Freedom Day on the courthouse grounds with around 300 attending.

Judge Henry Ross, a retired Navy Commander, is set to be the featured speaker during this month's event. Several speakers and legislators are also expected to be part of the activities during the day.

"It's still early and we haven't confirmed several people who we plan to invite," said McDaniel.

(For more information about the event contact McDaniel 662-415-6475 or Jay Anthony 662-286-3016.)
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