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AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PERSON WHO OWNS A FIREARM IS
AUTHORIZED TO CARRY A FIREARM OR NOT PROHIBITED FROM CARRYING A
FIREARM AND WHO IS INJURED, SUFFERS BODILY INJURY OR DEATH, INCURS
ECONOMIC LOSS OR EXPENSE, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR ANY OTHER COMPENSABLE
LOSS AS THE RESULT OF CONDUCT OCCURRING ON PROPERTY WITH A WRITTEN
NOTICE THAT PROHIBITS FIREARMS, SHALL HAVE A CAUSE OF ACTION
AGAINST THE PERSON OR ENTITY THAT EXERCISES CONTROL OVER THE
PROPERTY ON WHICH SUCH WRITTEN NOTICE WAS POSTED; TO PROVIDE
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION; TO PROVIDE THE
CONDITIONS TO PREVAIL IN SUCH A CAUSE OF ACTION; AND FOR RELATED
PURPOSES.

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2017/pdf/HB/0600-0699/HB0633IN.pdf
 

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I like it but I predict it will not make it out of committee by the deadline.

I.e., they will can it.

Too many state legislators would potentially face liability in their family owned (and friend owned) businesses.

Maybe.

See also this Mississippi House Bill (Rushing) -- it may suffer a similar fate in committee:

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT A PUBLIC EMPLOYER FROM PROHIBITING ITS
EMPLOYEES WITH A FIREARM PERMIT AND TRAINING ENDORSEMENT FROM
CARRYING A CONCEALED PISTOL OR REVOLVER ON THE EMPLOYER'S
PROPERTY; TO AMEND SECTION 45-9-101, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, IN
CONFORMITY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT; TO BRING FORWARD
SECTIONS 97-37-1, 97-37-7 AND 45-9-53, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972,
FOR PURPOSES OF POSSIBLE AMENDMENT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2017/pdf/HB/0600-0699/HB0620IN.pdf
 

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Even if passed it would not do anything: how would a plaintiff prove that he or she mighta woulda coulda stopped damage or injury IF he / she had been allowed to be armed? I envision the defendant (business owner) requiring the plaintiff to prove proficiency with the firearm in a self-defense scenario, etc. etc. A good defense lawyer could shoot holes (no pun intended) in any lawsuit brought under the law as written. How does one prove what might have happened if only.... ?
 

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Both of these bills trample all over the rights of the business/property owner.
Yeah, I'm just undecided about stuff like this. Maybe just remove the illegality (I think I made a word up) about walking past a sign, but definitely allow store owners say he doesn't want guns/dogs/pink hair in there, and will ask/have you removed if he finds out. But I think store owners should be allowed to deny service to anyone they want.
 
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I say just stay out of posted places if at all possible. I know the PO is an exception along with others.
 

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But I think store owners should be allowed to deny service to anyone they want.
I say just stay out of posted places if at all possible. I know the PO is an exception along with others.
All for private business being able to refuse whoever, gub-ment is a different story.
 

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Seems to me that the 14th amendment (which I think is the basis for the Civil Rights laws and regulations, forbids discrimination against minorities) also prohibits discrimination against people who are exercising their 2nd Amendment rights---but I'm no lawyer:

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