Philadelphia, Miss. Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn told Neshoba County Fairgoers he's a strong believer in the right to keep and bear arms.
The Republican talked to the Crowd Thursday about the controversy over Mississippi's gun laws. Gunn blasted the Hinds County Circuit Judge who blocked the law from going into effect July 1, as well as gun opponents on Capitol Hill. Speaker Gunn says when he was challenged by a reporter from Los Angeles on his stance on guns, he answered her bluntly. "I said, ma'am, let me tell you something. If it's 3:00 in the morning, and somebody's busting through my door, I don't know how many of them it is coming through that door. I don't know how many guns they've got, or how many bullets they've got." Gunn continued, "I need to have more bullets and bigger guns than they have. I don't think it's the place of the government to tell me how many bullets I can have to defend me and my family. "
Gunn says he joined the 80 other Mississippi Lawmakers in filing a brief with the State Supreme Court to restore gun owners' rights immediately. State Attorney General Jim Hood filed a motion July 22nd with the State Supreme Court, asking justices to quickly toss out the Judge's injunction.