Mississippi State Law Summary

Posted on January 2, 2012


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Mississippi does not:

Local governments in Mississippi generally lack authority to regulate firearms and ammunition, and local law enforcement must issue a concealed handgun permit to any applicant who meets basic qualifications.

In 2010, Mississippi had the 4th highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. Mississippi highest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2009–meaning that crime guns originally sold in Mississippi were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the highest rate among the states.

Mississippi Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Mississippi, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.