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Haley Barbour on Crime

Republican MS Governor


I believe in criminal control, not gun control

We've given our highway patrolmen record pay increases. We've passed the Castle law to make sure you can protect yourself in your home. We passed new laws to crack down on felons who commit crimes with guns. Longer, mandatory sentences for gun crimes, but the laws have no negative effect on the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. I believe in criminal control, not gun control.
Source: Speech at the Neshoba County Fair Jul 26, 2007

More state troopers; plus pay raises for state police

Another priority we have focused on is law enforcement. Our Highway Patrol and other state law enforcement have received the biggest pay raises in history to get them on a level with our neighboring states. Two [new] trooper schools in one year--one paid for with federal funds after Katrina--have added 92 new highway patrolmen to the force. We plan a third trooper school in the next fiscal year to get us back closer to the authorized number of troopers.
Source: 2008 State of the State address to state legislature Jan 15, 2007

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Page last updated: Jul 15, 2008