Tunica Businesses Schooled on New State Gun Law

Tunica Businesses Schooled on New State Gun Law

Tunica business owners got a crash course Monday on House Bill 2.
TUNICA, MS (localmemphis.com) - Tunica business owners got a crash course Monday on House Bill 2, the state's new concealed weapon law.

Under the law, guns can be carried into any business, unless the business owner posts the proper signs banning them.

"Is there a concern? Yes, yes, and I think every business should be aware of posting the signs," said Rachel Lang, a small business owner.

A number of business owners and managers at Monday morning's meeting have serious concerns about the new law.

Apartment complex manager Cynthia Johnson said, "I think it's going to be more of a hurt than a good. I think eventually the residents will get used to it and it won't be as much of a problem but in the beginning I do think it's going to be an issue."

"I grew up in this area. My daddy was a hunter. We were taught not to touch the guns, not to play with the guns, but this is a totally different world, and this even makes it scarier to me," said Stephanie Winberry, Manager of Crescent School of Gaming and Bartending.

The new law states that a gun can be partially exposed if it is in a proper holster and can be carried openly without a permit.

There are limits to where guns can be carried. For example, you can't carry a weapon into a school or university, but you can carry a gun onto school grounds, if you have an "enhanced permit."

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