Jackson, Miss. repeals convenience store security ordinance

According to a story published by The Clarion Ledger, the city council in Jackson, Miss., has voted to repeal an ordinance that required convenience stores in the city to have a security guard onsite between midnight and 5 a.m.

In addition, the ordinance, which was initially enacted last fall following several convenience store shootings, also required store owners to submit a security plan to the city.

One councilman quoted in the story said that no store owners would have been able to meet the stringent requirements under the law.

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