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MISSISSIPPI GUN LAWS

The Definitive Guide

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.

Lets dive right in, keep reading…

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.

Mississippi CCW Quick Facts

TOTAL ACTIVE CCW
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LICENSES IN MISSISSIPPI
Gun Laws
STATE RATING
Excellent
STATES THAT HONOR
0
A MS PERMIT
STATE PERMITS
0
MS HONORS
STATES NOT
0
HONORING LICENSE

Mississippi CCW Reciprocity

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Permit Honored
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Residential permits only
Enhanced only
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How Reciprocity Works in Mississippi

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

Mississippi Reciprocity State's

Note

Nevada – Will only accept the MS enhanced permit.
South Carolina – Will only accept MS resident and enhanced permits.

Mississippi CCW Permit

Mississippi Issue Policy

Unrestricted, Shall Issue

License Issued To

Residents, Non-Residents

COST OF

$ 0
FIREARMS PERMIT

YEARS PERMIT

0
IS VALID

Mississippi CCW Forms

Download Your Forms

DAYS TO PROCESS

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NEW PERMIT
  • Firearm Permit Application
  • Lost or Destroyed Permit Affidavit
  • Enhanced Carry Affidavit

Mississippi: Places Off-Limits for CCW

Mississippi state flag

Places Off-Limits in Mississippi

 

  • Any courthouse
  • Police, sheriff or highway patrol station
  • Any detention facility, prison or jail
  • Polling place
  • Meeting of a government or legislative body
  • Any elementary or secondary school facility; any junior college, community college, college or university facility
  • School, college or professional athletic event not related to firearms
  • Church or place of worship
  • Premises posted “carrying of a pistol or revolver is prohibited”
  • Establishment that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises
  • The passenger terminal of any airport, except if the firearm is encased for shipment
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

Places Allowed in Mississippi

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state – except those listed as off limits

Pointers: Mississippi Gun Laws

Guns in capitol building

Open carry in Mississippi

Mississippi Concealed Carry Laws

Mississippi state capitol building

Mississippi Gun Laws To Know

“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)

Mississippi Off-Limit Statutes

Other Mississippi Statutes

For information on other states handgun laws please go back to the state laws page and select the state you are interested in.

History Of Mississippi Gun Laws

Antique revolver

Mississippi CCW FAQ's

Mississippi CCW Contact

Highway Patrol Headquarters

Hours


Monday – Friday               8am – 4:30pm

Saturday                           Closed

Sunday                             Closed

Contact


Address                    1900 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.

City                            Jackson, MS 39205

Phone                       (601) 987-1268

Updates & Data Sources

Updates
DATEDETAILS
7/19/18West Virginia page updated
7/1/18Updated Kentucky page added holster guide
4/19/18Updated Wisconsin page
3/25/18Updated Federal background checks to latest figures
2/23/18Updated DC page
2/11/18Updated Missouri page
1/26/18Updated Nevada page and federal statistics
1/19/18Updated Tennessee page
1/14/18Update Washington, Colorado pages
1/7/18Updated South Carolina, DC pages
1/1/18Updated New York page
12/28/17Updated Arizona pge
12/25/17Updated Utah page to mobile friendly design, will roll out to other pages over next few months.
12/9/17Updated Texas page
12/6/17Updated California and Hawaii page, Hawaii page only partially completed.
12/1/17Ohio page finished
11/24/17Updated Washington DC to Shall Issue
11/8/17Update Illinois page
11/1/17Updated Florida and Alabama pages
10/12/17Updated Ohio page, added new sections to statistics page
10/5/17Added video section to Florida page
10/3/17Updated Nevada page
10/2/17Updated Georgia page
9/30/17Updated Texas page
9/30/17Entered new figures for latest 2017 NICS checks on Statistics page
9/29/17Updated Pennsylvania page
9/26/17Updated Florida page, added new links, forms and sections
7/22/17updated permit numbers to latest figures
6/29/17Updated permit numbers to 14,917,279
6/17/17updated interface, added new travel info and other sections.
7/28/18Updated Mississippi page
Data Sources

Mississippi Department of Public Safety

Disclaimer

The information contained on this page is not legal advice but is merely a starting point for your own research. It is up to you to decide what the best course of action is for your circumstances. We are not lawyers, if you’d like individualized legal advice, we’d be happy to refer you to some law practices with known firearm specializations. It is crucial that you understand the law before you carry a firearm. Also, remember that just because a statute may clearly say one thing or another, that doesn’t mean all members of law enforcement know it. That also goes for lawyers and even judges too.