Purse Packin’, Mississippi’s Evolving Law on Carrying a Firearm

Mississippi Law requires a license to carry a concealed weapon under most circumstances. However, a proposed change in the law will allow for carrying a pistol or revolver in your handbag. No license needed.

SENATE BILL NO. 2394 holds, in part

“No license shall be required under this section for a loaded or unloaded pistol or revolver carried in a purse, handbag,  satchel, other similar bag or briefcase or fully enclosed case.”

The proposed legislation also decreases the fee for a concealed carry license from $100 to $80.

This change in the law  is consistent with Mississippi’s prior gun law legislation.  Many anti-gun voices predicted Mississippi going the way of the “Wild West” when “Open Carry” was defined in the law. These fears were unfounded.  This change, too, will not lead to shoot outs at the OK Corral, but rather serve to allow persons to protect themselves easier and, perhaps, cause a criminal to reconsider their target…

Mississippians, as a whole, believe in responsible gun ownership and the law (MS Gun Law Q/A)  & (101) is just now catching up with those beliefs.

Matthew Thompson is a family law attorney and supports responsible gun ownership.

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