Gun Laws in Mississippi

State Law Background

Mississippi does not:

State of Gun Violence Factsheet

Local governments in Mississippi generally lack authority to regulate firearms and ammunition, and local law enforcement must issue a concealed handgun permit to any applicant who meets basic qualifications.

In 2017, Mississippi had the fifth highest gun death rate among the states. Mississippi also supplied crime guns to other states at the highest rate among the states. Mississippi exported crime guns at nearly four times the national rate and nearly three times the rate at which it imported crime guns from other states.

Mississippi Firearms Laws

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