Mississippi allows for the open carrying of long guns in public without a permit or license.
Nonetheless, Mississippi prohibits any person who has or is carrying a deadly weapon from exhibiting the weapon in a rude, angry, or threatening manner in the presence of three or more persons.1 A person who is found guilty is subject either to a $500 fine, three months in county jail, or both.2 The state need not prove that the gun or weapon was charged, loaded, or in condition to be discharged for prosecution under this statute.3
See our Open Carry policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- Miss. Code Ann. § 97-37-19.