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  1. #11
    Well this is the place to find out what you need. Ask lots of questions.
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  3. #12
    Is your permit a concealed weapon permit, or does MS require a permit just to OWN a gun?

    If it is a concealed weapons permit, the law seems to say that you can carry in a holster...visible or not.

  4. #13
    It's a CCW ... Well it's called a "Firearms Permit" here so leaving room for more discussion.

  5. ISSUE (question posed by a police chief in Mississippi) AG Opinion dated June 14, 2012

    Is there a law in Mississippi that requires a permit holder to completely cover his weapon in public by means of a shirt, jacket or other piece of clothing?

    Yes. The authority to legally carry a pistol or revolver is derived from Section 45-9-101 of the Mississippi Code which provides in the first sentence: "(1 )(a) The Department of
    Public Safety is authorized to issue licenses to carry stun guns, concealed pistols or revolvers to persons qualified in this section."

    This provision does not authorize a person to carry a pistol "concealed in part", but requires that it be totally concealed. This conclusion is succinctly set forth in Section 45-9-101 (18): " ... Further, nothing in this section shall be construed to allow the open and unconcealed carrying of any stun gun or deadly weapon as described in Section 97-37-1 Mississippi Code of 1972."

    Section 97-37-1 prohibits the carrying of listed weapons "concealed in whole or in part":
    (1) switchblade knife, metallic knuckles, blackjack, slingshot, pistol, revolver, or any rifle with a barrel of less than sixteen (16) inches in length, or any shotgun with a barrel of less than eighteen (18) inches in length, machine gun or any fully automatic firearm or deadly weapon, or any muffler or silencer for any firearm, whether or not it is accompanied by a firearm, or uses or attempts to use against another person any imitation firearm, shall upon conviction be punished as follows:

    Thus, it is illegal to carry the weapons described in Section 97-37-1(1) without securing a license as provided in Section 45-9-101, which license authorizes the carrying of a concealed pistol or revolver. The securing of the 'enhanced" permit provided in Section
    97-37-7 does not abrogate the requirement that the weapons be carried totally concealed.

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    Home - Mississippi Concealed Weapon Training (Statewide)

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