“Some want to claim that Mississippi is a major source of illegal guns in Chicago, and I don’t think any statistician in the country is going to say that less than three percent is a major source of anything,” said U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.
Let Mississippi Vote is a group that is upset that the legislature made the decision to change the state flag. They believe any change should originate with the people. So, they're working to get four options on next year's ballot.
University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett applauded the state Legislature's decision to change the state flag, but said he hoped that the momentum going forward would continue to be positive and inclusive.