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Regulation of Unreasonably Dangerous Ammunition

Mississippi prohibits any person or corporation not duly authorized under federal law from making, manufacturing, selling or possessing armor piercing ammunition as defined by federal law.1

In addition, the federal prohibition on certain kinds of armor-piercing ammunition applies.

Mississippi does not:

  • Require a license for the sale of ammunition;
  • Require sellers of ammunition to maintain a record of the purchasers;
  • License persons who purchase or possess ammunition; or
  • Prohibit persons who are ineligible to purchase or possess firearms under state law from purchasing or possessing ammunition, although the federal ammunition purchaser prohibitions apply.

 See our Ammunition Regulation policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. Miss. Code Ann. § 97-37-31; see also 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(17)(B), (C).[]