January 15, 2014
This week two new bills were introduced in Mississippi that, if enacted, could change how the Second Amendment is interpreted in that state.
The bills, HB179 and HB231, submitted by different state house representatives, propose changes to the state’s law. The first would limit protection from criminal liability in self-defense cases to within 30 feet of the home. The second would make all ammunition purchases public information under threat of fine.
Introduced by Rep. Deborah Dixon (D-District 63), HB179, seeks to redefine the Castle Doctrine laws of the state. Specifically, it would remove the current immunity given to homeowners for a lethal self-defense that occurs more than 30 feet outside a dwelling.