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Attention Mississippi Permit Holders - Recent Attorney General Opinion Could Affect How You Carry Your Firearm for Protection

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Attorney General Jim Hood (D) recently issued an opinion stating that Section 45-9-101 of the Mississippi Code – the state's "Right to Carry" law – does not authorize a permit holder to carry a pistol "concealed in part," but rather it requires that the firearm be completely concealed.  According to this opinion, it is illegal for both regular and enhanced carry permit holders to carry open and holstered, or partially-visible, pistols on their person.  Additionally, any permit holders who accidentally display their firearms could potentially be subject to unlawful carry charges.  The NRA-ILA will review the implications of this opinion and keep you informed on the pursuit of future state legislation to protect your right to defend yourself in a lawful, responsible manner.  To view a copy of this opinion, please click here.

                            Two New NRA-Backed Laws Took Effect on July 1                                

Also, two new NRA-backed laws took effect on July 1 in Mississippi: HB 695 by state Representative John Moore (R-60), which provides for universal recognition of any valid out-of-state carry license; and HB 353 by state Representative Bill Denny (R-64), which prevents non-law enforcement sting operations aimed at harassing licensed firearms dealers during gun shows.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.