Mississippi prohibits anyone from possessing or carrying, whether openly or concealed, any BB gun, air rifle, or air pistol on educational property.1 Similarly, Mississippi prohibits anyone from causing, encouraging or aiding a minor who is less than 18 years old to possess or carry, whether openly or concealed, any BB gun, air rifle, or air pistol on educational property.2
Mississippi does not otherwise regulate non-powder guns.
See our Non-powder & Toy Guns policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- Miss. Code Ann. §97-37-17(4). “Educational property” is defined is defined under Miss. Code Ann. § 97-37-17(1)(a) as any public or private school building or bus, public or private school campus, grounds, recreational area, athletic field, or other property owned, used or operated by any local school board, school, college or university board of trustees, or directors for the administration of any public or private educational institution or during a school-related activity, and shall include the facility and property of the Oakley Youth Development Center, operated by the Department of Human Services; provided, however, that the term “educational property” shall not include any sixteenth section school land or lieu land on which is not located a school building, school campus, recreational area or athletic field.
- Miss. Code Ann. §97-37-17(5).