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Legal Information: Mississippi

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
January 27, 2020

If the abuser has been convicted of a crime, can s/he keep or buy a gun?

Under Mississippi state law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to possess a firearm.1

Mississippi state law also says that in order for a person to get a license to carry a concealed handgun (or stun gun), the applicant cannot:

  1. be convicted of a felony in any state;
  2. have had an adjudication of guilt withheld or a suspended sentence on any felony (unless it has been more than three years since probation or any other conditions set by the court have been fulfilled); and
  3. be a fugitive from justice.2

1 MS Code § 97-37-5(1)
2 MS Code § 45-9-101(2)