Mississippi: Swing and a Miss: Anti-Gunners Strike Out In Their Bid to Block Open Carry Law

| August 29, 2013

Mississippi: Swing and a Miss: Anti-Gunners Strike Out In Their Bid to Block Open Carry Law

On March 4, 2013, Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed Mississippi House Bill 2 into law.  Among other things, this legislation clarified Mississippi law regarding the open carrying of firearms.  Specifically, it limited the state’s prohibition on the unlicensed carrying of handguns and certain other weapons to situations in which the item is “concealed on or about one’s person ….”  It also defined “concealed” to mean “hidden or obscured from common observation” and further explained that a “loaded or unloaded pistol carried upon the person in a … holster that is wholly or partially visible” does not fall within the prohibition on carrying concealed weapons.  The bill contained additional amendments that clearly established that the open carrying of a holstered handgun is not, in itself, a violation of law.

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