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Judge extends hold on Miss. open-carry gun law

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EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Hinds County circuit judge on Friday extended his hold on Mississippi's open-carry gun law, declaring it "without question, unconstitutionally vague."

Judge Winston Kidd put an injunction on the law until the state Legislature can clarify it. Attorney General Jim Hood says he'll likely ask the state Supreme Court to overturn Kidd's decision.

Gov. Phil Bryant's spokeswoman says the governor is disappointed in Kidd's ruling.

Earlier this year, legislators passed and Bryant signed House Bill 2, which says adults don't need a permit to carry a gun that's not concealed. It was supposed to become law July 1.

Kidd wrote that the bill could cause public confusion because it doesn't specify who's allowed to openly carry a weapon in a holster, or where they may do so.

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