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Overview for Mississippi

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 PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No No
Open Carry Yes Yes
Concealed Carry No Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Official Concealed Carry page for Mississippi.

Mississippi Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Mississippi Magazine Capacity


Does Mississippi have a gun buy back program?

Mississippi does not run, or fund any gun buyback programs.

Does Mississippi have an inheritance gun law?

Mississippi does not have an inheritance gun law.

Mississippi FAQ

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