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New Mississippi laws cover wide range of issues

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Mississippi is enacting several new laws Monday, including one to more clearly define that people have the right to openly carry guns in many public places.
   
Republican Rep. Andy Gipson says the gun law simply restates a constitutional right. He thought some people mistakenly believed they couldn't carry a visible gun without a permit.
   
Still, some law officers worry that people will become trigger-happy.
   
Attorney General Jim Hood says guns remain illegal in schools and on college campuses and can be banned in courthouses and on private property.
   
Other new laws seek to change education by allowing charter schools and establishing grants to help schools hire security officers.
   
The state is more closely regulating abortion drugs.
   
And, the Department of Human Services can hire private vendors to collect child support.

We will have more information about the new laws going into effect in Mississippi coming up WJTV 12.

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