I had a good experience getting my permit here in MS. Went to the Highway Patrol station in Meridian,paid my money,had my prints done and was on my way. If you have no criminal record there should be no problem. I have never waited to make a firearm purchase in MS other than the obligatory call time while in the store. I think the DPS actually issues the permit and just holds it until the time frame has concluded. I may be mistaken but I beleive there was a law passed recently that will allow me to renew my firearms permit through the mail when I am due for renewal, I beleive that passed and was signed last year. Good luck getting your permit. MS is a SHALL ISSUE state. For residents only. I beleive I am correct in this. Good luck.
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