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February 11, 2014

Miss. House passes bill restricting gun buybacks

JACKSON — JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Lawmakers are seeking to bar Mississippi cities and counties from buying guns and then destroying them.

Representatives passed House Bill 485 Tuesday. It goes to the Senate for more debate.

The bill is being pushed by the National Rifle Association and is similar to those promoted by the American Legislative Exchange Council.

It says cities and counties must pass rules before conducting a gun buyback. Any guns purchased through such a program must be offered at auction to federally-registered gun dealers.

House Judiciary A Committee Chairman Mark Baker, a Brandon Republican, says cities and counties could only destroy guns if they're deemed junk.

House members also sent House Bill 705 to the Senate. It says officials can't seize guns or ammunition even if martial law is declared.


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