I was looking at the State Park website for J.P. Coleman and it said that you must conceal carry in the state park. I thought Mississippi law made no distinction between open and concealed carry. Whats the real scoop? I'm headed there tomorrow and despise concealed carry, especially in the spring and summer.
Last edited by timb30016; 04-24-2012 at 06:40 PM.
Thanks for your help,
Last edited by timb30016; 04-24-2012 at 07:26 PM.
You should be able to open carry in all state and national parks...at least from reading around here that's my understanding.
That does not include visitor building and the like, however.
Last edited by jdholmes; 04-24-2012 at 07:46 PM.
Surely somebody has open carried in Mississippi State Parks before. We had some issues with DNR Rangers here in Georgia a year or so ago. It was mostly a training issue, but the lack of knowledge went way up their food chain. Part of the issue was the ranger demanding to see a Georgia Weapons Carry License - can't do that here.
Thanks for everyone's advice on this. We open carry in south Mississippi (along the coast - Gulfport, Biloxi, Waveland, etc) and all over Picayune, whenever we visit familyl.
Tim Brubaker (7 years in Arkabutla, MS, and 3 in Poplarville, MS)
Heaven forbid people might get the notion in their heads to exercise a Constitutionally-protected right!Originally Posted by manager
I'd be tempted to keep a sheer hankerchief to tuck over it for just such an occasion.Originally Posted by timb30016
"There, it's covered."
Has anyone actually defied the state park rule on "concealed carry only"? I'd like to hear what the outcome of that was.
Related to this, my son-in-law and I both OC'd while hiking the outcropping trail at Tishomingo State Park on Friday. Never ran into any staff, but we met plenty of other hikers while we were scouting the rock climbing possibilities (3/4 mile ridgeline with some interesting looking 25' - 30' climbs). Just need a permit from the office and must wear a helmet. We have two state parks here in Georgia with decent climbing, but the DNR will not allow it. Only exception is Tallulah Gorge, which is run by the DNR, but owned by Georgia Power. Unfortunately, it is multi-pitch trad climbing only and a bit too advanced for us. You guys are very lucky to have climbing officially sanctioned by the State Park system.
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Virginia finally fixed a similar prohibition on open carry in state parks - effective Monday.
"A long-standing prohibition on openly carrying guns in Virginia state parks is set to officially end Monday, a victory for gun rights advocates after a protracted political battle that spanned four administrations."