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Mississippi Open Carry Law remains on hold

(Susan Parker)
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Updated: 7/08/2013 4:06 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) _ Mississippi's open-carry gun law remains on hold until a few more days.
 
Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd says he'll decide by Friday whether to further extend his June 28 order that blocked the law from taking effect July 1.
 
Kidd heard arguments Monday from plaintiffs who sued to stop the law and a state attorney who defended it.
 
Plaintiffs' attorney Lisa Ross calls the law unconstitutionally vague because ``men and women of common intelligence'' could disagree about its effect.
 
Assistant Attorney General Harold Pizzetta says plaintiffs are trying to make the issue confusing.
 
Earlier this year, legislators passed and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 2, which says adults don't need a permit to carry a gun not concealed.

Supporters say it reinforces the right to bear arms.

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