South Carolina – Will only accept MS resident and enhanced permits.
This guide has everything you need to know about gun laws in Mississippi.
So if you want to stay safe and not break any laws you are in the right place.
The state of Mississippi now has very permissive gun laws. Being a constitutional carry state no permit is required to carry a firearm. However, for reciprocity reasons two types of permits are still available at the state level, the standard firearms permit and an enhanced version which allows carry in more locations. The enhanced permit is only available to residents. There is no requirement for firearm registration or back ground checks on private firearm sales.
All valid out-of-state weapons permits are recognized by Mississippi. This includes permits for stun guns, revolvers and concealed pistols. The Department of Public Safety can also enter into reciprocity agreements with other states if the other state requires a written agreement. Currently Mississippi has signed written agreements with;
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming
Guns in capitol building
Open carry in Mississippi
“The right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but the legislature may regulate or forbid carrying concealed weapons.”
(Art. III, Section 12)
For information on other states handgun laws please go back to the state laws page and select the state you are interested in.
Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm
Address 1900 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.
City Jackson, MS 39205
Phone (601) 987-1268
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Mississippi Department of Public Safety