Tag Archives: concealed carry

Gun Myths Debunked

People make a lot of assumptions about guns.  Most of them are wrong…

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Mississippi has fairly straight forward gun laws.

Can I purchase a gun from a dealer

Yes, if you are 18 or older for a long gun (ie: shotgun, rifle, muzzle loader)


Yes, if you are 21 or older for a hand gun (ie: pistol, revolver)


have not been convicted of domestic violence, a felony and have not been committed for alcohol or drugs, and are not under the influence at the time of purchase.

What about Possessing a Firearm?

Possession as opposed to purchasing has lesser restrictions.  There is not minimum age for possession of a long gun. It’s not uncommon for 9-year-olds and up to have a shotgun for dove or duck hunting.  It’s legal, and assuming proper supervision, safe.  The law is a little more restrictive on a youngster possessing a handgun, but you can possess one if you are 18 or older, and if younger than 18 you may possess one for hunting purposes, at a shooting range or on private property with permission of the landowner.

Do I need a Permit or License?


Do I have to Register my Firearm?


What about Concealed Carry?

MS has recently adopted new laws concerning concealed carry vs. open carry and a license is required for Concealed Carry.

Where can I have this gun?

Your home, your business and your car and a lot of other places too, unless there is a Federal restriction against it, or if your local entity has the proper signage, unless of course you have the instructor certified endorsement (though the endorsement does not override Federal restrictions). Confused yet?

I would suggest you consult with your local law enforcement office if you have specific questions, though reading the law for yourself may prove more beneficial.  Also, the laws are ever-changing.  Confer with an attorney if you have any questions concerning the use, purchase or possession of a firearm in Mississippi before you have an issue.

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Open Carry Legal In Mississippi.

It’s official. Mississippi is an Open Carry state.

Online pics of persons open-carrying look SO happy!

In an Order issued today by the Mississippi Supreme Court the gun law roller coaster has pulled into the station.

The bottom line was that the MS Supreme Court held that the Circuit Court erred when it ruled House Bill 2 was vague and therefore unconstitutional. The Court also stated it was error when the Circuit Court found a “reasonable person reading the bill could not discern what the law allows and what it prohibits.” The Supreme Court dissolved the Injunction which means that the State Law allowing Open Carry is valid, in place and is the law of the State.

You can read about the ups and downs of Mississippi Gun Law, Open Carry, & Concealed Carry in these links.

MS Gun Law 101

Open Carry in MS

MS Gun Law Update

Matthew Thompson is a family law attorney and encourages you to Carry Responsibly.

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Hold On to Your Holsters!

I have a series of blogs on Gun Laws in Mississippi, recent legislative changes, and basic concealed carry 101.  Well, one of the recent legislative changes, blogged in “Open Carry in Mississippi,” has sparked some controversy among law enforcement and with the State Attorney General, Jim Hood.

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The AG has stated that he is issuing a “Vast Opinion” on the law change and who can carry what, when and where.  This should be interesting.  Stay tuned for a post on the “Opinion” and an opinion or two of my own.

My previous Gun Law posts can be viewed below.

Matthew Thompson is a family law attorney in Mississippi.  Contact TLF with your family law or firearm law related inquiry.

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You may also contact Matthew with your family law case, question or concern at (601) 850-8000 or Matthew@wmtlawfirm.com.