Ammunition Regulation in Mississippi

Posted on January 2, 2012

Regulation of Unreasonably Dangerous Ammunition

Mississippi prohibits any person or corporation not duly authorized under federal law from making, manufacturing, selling or possessing armor piercing ammunition as defined by federal law.1

In addition, the federal prohibition on certain kinds of armor-piercing ammunition applies. Mississippi also prohibits any person or entity not authorized under federal law from making, manufacturing, selling or possessing armor-piercing ammunition.2

Mississippi does not:

  • Require a license for the sale of ammunition;
  • Require sellers of ammunition to maintain a record of the purchasers;
  • License persons who purchase or possess ammunition; or

See our Ammunition Regulation policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Miss. Code Ann. § 97-37-31; see also 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(17)(B), (C). []
  2. Miss. Code Ann. § 97-37-31. []