Corinth repeals city gun ordinance

town_corinth_greenBy Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – The Corinth Board of Aldermen on Tuesday unanimously repealed the city’s gun carry law, choosing instead to follow the state gun law to enforce violations.

The mayor and several aldermen said they had been inundated by Second Amendment activists to make the change, and one of those activists attended the meeting and spoke in support of the change.

Police Chief David Lancaster told the city board that making the change would pose no problem for the police department.

After a new gun carry law was passed last year, the city asked for an attorney general’s opinion as to whether the city could enforce the ordinance that prohibited carrying a gun in public places like the city park, where the gun carry supporters planned a rally.

The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the state’s open carry law and it went into effect in August 2013.