The state of Mississippi allows local governments to make laws regarding carry of firearms in meeting places and public parks, the firing of guns, and how firearms may be used during riots, natural disasters, and, insurrections.
Chapter 44 of Title 18 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) does not allow citizens, convicted of a felony with a prison sentence over a year to own firearms. This includes hand guns, and long guns. Many states allow convicted felons to own firearms after a certain amount of time has passed, (usually 10 years or more) since the end of their sentence, and/or if they are given a full pardon by certain authority figures (Governors, President, etc.) Mississippi does not allow convicted felons to own firearms unless they have been pardoned or has a certificate of rehabilitation under SEC. 97-37-5 sub section 3 of Mississippi law.
|Permit to Purchase||No||No|
|State Preemption of Local Restrictions||Yes||Yes|
(often encompasses the open carry permit)
Offical Concealed Carry page for Mississippi.
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