The Mississippi Senate passed the "Mississippi Church Protection Act" to allow armed security in churches, concealed carry without a permit and provide for attempts to nullify federal regulations and executive orders that would limit gun rights.

The bill also would allow concealed carry in a holster without a permit in Mississippi, expanding a measure passed last year that allowed concealed carry without a permit in a purse, satchel or briefcase, and another recent law that allows open carry in public.

The bill also seeks to prohibit Mississippi officials from enforcing any federal agency regulations or executive orders that would violate the state constitution — an attempt to nullify federal gun restrictions not passed by Congress.