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Plaintiffs say judge can block open-carry gun law

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By JEFF AMY
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - People who want to block Mississippi's open-carry gun law say the state Supreme Court shouldn't kill their effort.

But, Attorney General Jim Hood says the law should be allowed to take effect. He asked the Supreme Court on Monday to overturn an injunction issued Friday by Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd.

Calling the law vague, Kidd blocked it from taking effect Monday, as scheduled. He set a July 8 hearing to decide whether to extend his order.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the Supreme Court would let Kidd's injunction stand.

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Justice Michael Randolph told Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith and others who challenged the law to file papers Monday to support their case.

Plaintiffs say it's improper to overturn the restraining order before the July 8 hearing.

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