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Campus Police: Attempted Strong Arm Robbery between Ridge North and Minor Halls
Attempted Arm Robbery
“ Crime Alerts ” are posted as a means to make the Ole Miss community aware of any situation that poses a potential threat to the safety and well-being of our faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
On Wednesday, November 13 at 8:45 p.m., UPD received a report of an attempted arm robbery that happened around 6:40 p.m., between Ridge North and Minor Halls.
The victim was approached by three masked individuals demanding to know what he had in his pockets. One of the individuals pointed a gun at the victim. The suspects fled the area when a vehicle approached.
The suspects fled on foot in the direction of Howry Hall. The suspects are described as three white males wearing black masks approximately five feet, six inches tall and appear ed to be of college age (1 8 -22). One of the suspects wore a camouflage hoodie and the other two wore black hoodies. All three suspects were wearing brown work boots.
The gun was described as a .380 pistol with a silver slide and a black grip.
Crime Prevention Tips:
• Immediately report to UPD any suspicious persons or vehicles you observe with as much identifying information as possible.
• Carry a cell phone and program UPD's phone numbers: (662) 915-4911 for emergency and (662) 915-7234 for non-emergency.
• Be alert to your surroundings at all times.
• If possible avoid being out late by yourself - especially in isolated areas of campus.
• Call UPD at (662) 915-7234 for a security escort.
• Use one of the Code Blue emergency telephone units to contact UPD in the case of emergency.
It is against State of Mississippi law (Mississippi Code Annotated Section 97-37-17) and University policy (M Book) for students to carry firearms school property without the enhanced conceal carry license:
Possession of WeaponsIn the State of Mississippi, anyone over the age of 18 may, openly or concealed, carry a firearm in their vehicle. See here and here for more details. However, an 18-20 year old can be arrested and charged by a federal officer under federal law for openly or concealed carry of a firearm in their vehicle.
The University of Mississippi prohibits the possession of weapons on campus and at any University-sponsored event unless such possession is authorized by law. A weapon is any dangerous instrument if it is used, attempted or threatened to be used, or is readily capable of being used to cause death or serious physical injury, including but not limited to the following: firearms (any weapon from which a shot, projectile, or other object may be discharged by force, whether operable or inoperable, loaded or unloaded), bombs, knives, slingshots, etc. The unlawful possession of weapons on campus may subject a student to criminal liability as well as the University conduct system.
Guns on Campus
GUNS ON CAMPUS By BY CANDACE BARNETTE
Universities across the state are re-evaluating their weapons policies after the recently-passed Mississippi concealed weapon law.
House Bill 506 went into effect July 1, 2011, four months after Haley Barbour's official signature. The law allows for an individual with a special training endorsement on their permit to carry concealed firearms in places outlawed under the former regulations. Locations such as police departments, courtrooms and colleges that were previously off-limits are now legal places to carry concealed weapons with the proper permit.
An official opinion from Attorney General Jim Hood's office states that while they do not necessarily agree with the result, the wording of the bill does allow for a person meeting qualifications to carry a pistol on a college campus.
"We believe that this exception is limited to those persons listed in 97-37-7 having official duties inherent in their position and does not apply to 'enhanced permit holders,'" Hood wrote. "Nevertheless, the language of 97-37-7 itself creates the exception for enhanced permit holders."
Thomas Bourgeois, Mississippi State University dean of students, said it is the school's job to abide by the law while keeping students safe.
"We respect our legislature," Bourgeois said. "Our job is to enforce the laws and make sure we're not infringing on people's rights and maintaining safety." Although it is now legal to have concealed weapons on a university campus, Bourgeois said the law will not affect campus policy.
"It's no longer a criminal offense, but our student code of conduct still prohibits students from carrying a weapon," Bourgeois said. "If you're caught in violation of that, the penalty can range from probation to suspension."
Other colleges in the state are handling the law differently. Scott Wallace, the assistant dean of students at the University of Mississippi, said Ole Miss has altered its weapons policy in conjunction with the new law.
"The previous policy said 'The University of Mississippi prohibits the possession of weapons on campus and at any University-sponsored events,'" Wallace said. "We updated it this summer after the law was passed." The revised policy at Ole Miss reads, "The University of Mississippi prohibits the possession of weapons on campus and at any University-sponsored events unless such possession is authorized by law."
Unlike MSU, the additional "unless such possession is authorized by law" portion allows for permit carriers to have weapons on campus not only legally but also authorized by university policy. Jennifer Miles, vice president of student affairs at Mississippi University for Women, said the investigation of how their school will be influenced by the legislation is still in the works. "We're currently assessing the effect of the law on our policies," she said. Aside from university policies, legally carrying a weapon has a significant number of requirements. To carry a weapon on any Mississippi school or university campus, an ordinary gun permit will not suffice. The regular gun permit only qualifies someone to carry a weapon in the places mentioned under the old law. To legally be able to carry a concealed weapon in the locations mentioned under the new law, the carrier has to follow certain steps. According to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, the potential gun carrier must fill out certain paperwork, have fingerprints taken, pay a fee of $132 and submit to a background investigation. Once everything is cleared and he or she is not found to have a felony on record or has been declared mentally incompetent, the next step is a firearms safety course approved by the Board of Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training. Daniel Hayenga, a certified instructor of the NRA basic pistol course, teaches at the Starkville Gun Club. Hayenga said it is a one-day course, and it lasts eight hours. "The first half is a class discussion where we talk about understanding your responsibility, a little bit of the law and how to safely operate and clean the gun," he said. "The second half is application, where we practice shooting targets at the ranges typical for self-defense." Once someone has successfully mastered the course, he or she can bring the certificate to the highway patrol office. They will put a sticker on the back of his or her concealed carry permit, meaning the carrier is then certified to legally carry a concealed weapon on a college campus, as well as the other places mentioned in the updated law. Hayenga said he tells his students to be careful with this new privilege. "You've been given the capability to protect yourself, but that's not the same as being a police officer," he said. "However, you do have the right to protect yourself and others in danger."
A man with an edged weapon killed one person in Casper and another at Casper College before apparently taking his own life on campus - Nov 2012
Mississippi Handgun Law
Possession of weapons by students; aiding or encouraging
Students May Not Have Guns in Their Vehicles
What makes a knife a deadly weapon?
May a gun in a car be in reach and concealed?
May a gun in a car be carried on public and private property?
Implementation of House Bill 506
Concise Summary of Mississippi Weapon Laws
The next four links require LexisNexis agreement and navigation through Section, Chapter, and Topic to view the statutes.
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- Miss. Code Ann. 97-3-15 (2011): Crimes -> Chapter 3 Crimes Against the Person -> Homicide; justifiable homicide; use of defensive force; duty to retreat
- Miss. Code Ann. 97-37-7(2): Crimes -> Weapons and Explosives -> Deadly weapons -> Paragraph 2
- Miss. Code Ann. 45-9-101: Public Safety -> Weapons -> License to carry
- Miss. Code Ann. 95-3-1: Torts -> Nuisances -> Definitions
|#||Regular Concealed Carry License Restrictions||July 2011 Enhanced Concealed License Restrictions|
|1||Any police, sheriff or highway patrol station; any detention facility, prison, or jail||Restricted|
|2||Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law such as Federal office buildings and United States Postal Service facilities||Restricted - Federal law supersedes State law|
|3||Any place of "nuisance" where such things as: prostitution, lover's tryst, unlawful gambling, or unlawful alcohol consumption occurs.||Restricted|
|4||Any courtroom during a judicial proceeding||Restricted|
|5||Any courthouse and courtroom||Exempt - even if metal detectors are in use.|
|6||Any polling place||Exempt|
|7||Any meeting of the governing body of any governmental entity||Exempt|
|8||Any meeting of the State Legislature or committee thereof||Exempt - allows access the State Capital Building|
|9||Any school, college or professional athletic event not firearms-related||Exempt|
|10||Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages; any portion of an establishment in which beer or light wine is consumed on the premises, that is devoted to such purpose||Exempt|
|11||Any elementary or secondary school facility; any junior college, community college, college or university facility unless for the purpose of participating in any authorized firearms-related activity||Exempt|
|12||Inside a passenger terminal of any airport, except that no person shall be prohibited from carrying any legal firearm into the terminal if the firearm is encased for shipment, for purposes of checking such firearm as baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft||Exempt|
|13||Any church or other place of worship||Exempt|
|14||A parade or demonstration for which additional permit(s) are required||Exempt|
|15||Any place, in the discretion of person or entity exercising control over the physical location, where a written notice clearly readable at a distance not less than ten (10) feet that the "carrying of pistol or revolver is prohibited."||Exempt|
Restrictions on concealed carry in Mississippi public parks was superseded in 2009 by the Federal National Park Carry law (H.R. 627)
Mississippi Department of Public Safety Firearms Permit Unit
Gun Purchase ATF Form 4473 (writable pdf)
List of ATF Firearm PDF Forms
Double check your firearm to ensure it is unloaded.
Donut Transitions Drill - Hold on donut and transition to the next donut when it appears.
Drawing At The Beep - Adjustable IPSC target with timer. Draw at the beep, and sight in before par time is up.
Variable Speed Swinging Target - Target swing speed is slider adjusted. Barricade can be moved.
- Target Tracking Drill - Track an IPSC target.
Holster, Belt, and Magazine Pouch Providers
Bear Creek Holsters
Mitch Rosen Leather Holsters
Mitch Rosen "Express Line" or off-the-shelf leather holsters
Milt Sparks Leather Holsters
Bianchi Leather Holsters
Blade-Tech Kydex Holsters
Fist Leather and Kydex Holsters
Cross Breed Hybrid Holsters
Shielded Hybrid Holsters
Galco Thin-Leather and Hybrid Holsters
Kydex Magazine Pouches
Pistol Wear Belly Bands
Dad was hiking with his kids, carrying a Glock 27. One kid scraped a knee, so he stowed the gun unholstered in his backpack while taking care of the injury. At the end of the hike, the backpack with the Glock inside was placed between two sons in the back seat. Later in the day, one son threw a toy onto the backpack, which led to the discharge.
Oklahoma Woman Shoots and Kills Intruder, 911 Operators Say It's OK to Shoot!
Oxford Woman Shoots Burglar
Man Accidentally Shoots Toilet After Gun in His Pants Goes Off
================================================== Estimation of Probability of Violent Crime in Oxford Rangemaster in Memphis trained ~30,000 students over the last 15 years. 54 students have violent encounters during that period. 54/30,000 = 0.0018 probability of a violent encounter or about one in 500 concealed carry individuals. Memphis has about ~13,000 violent crimes per year in a city of 650,000 or per capita violent crime rate of 0.02 per person. Oxford has about 5 violent crimes per year in an area of 25,000 or a per capita violent crime rate of 0.0002 per person. Oxford is ~100 times more "safe" than Memphis (0.02/0.0002) The chance of having to use a gun in self-defense in Oxford is 0.0018/100 or 0.000018 or about one in 56,000 concealed carry individuals. http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm City Year Population1 Violent crime Murder Forcible rape Robbery Aggravated assault Property crime Burglary Larceny/theft Motor vehicle theft Arson MEMPHIS 2008 667,421 12,939 138 366 4,788 7,647 53,870 15,879 32,572 5,419 190 MEMPHIS 2009 667,421 12,047 132 378 4,137 7,400 47,158 13,935 29,030 4,193 333