I am in the process of moving to Hernando, Mississippi. Today I was in Horn Lake, MS. and two LEO's were eating next to me in Popeye's. When one of them got up for a refill, soI casually walked over and asked him about open carry in Mississippi. He asked, open carry what? I answered "a pistol". He casually shrugged and flat said he didn't know. We then walked over to his partner and asked him what the law was on open carry. He says "open carry what?" Wow, now were going. I said a pistol. He answers "I've wondered about that myself." A little suprised by a complete lack of knowledge, I walked off.
Later today, I had to meet with a judge to press charges on a guy who had broken into one of my retail locations. I was driven down to the judges office by the case Detective who has been on the Olive Branch, MS. police force for a number of years. During the ride, I asked him the same question. He starts by saying, "in my opinion"well, I asked him again about the facts of the law. After a 5 minute opinion speach, he says. "a case has never been tried here to set a precedent". Interesting!!!! I have worn open to a couple of restraunts, and to the barber and no one has said anything as of yet. Due to my lack of funding to fight such a case, I am not sure if I want to be the Guinea Pig, but a case may well be in the near future.
It appears that not even the local guys know a definate on this. So, if they don't know, how do they know if they want to stop someone who is walking down the street OC? Hmm!!