I missed this item that was posted by Mississippian earlier but it appears one of the items on my list is being addressed.
Senate Bill 2306
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 45-9-101, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO DELETE THE PROHIBITION AGAINST CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON INTO A PUBLIC PARK BY A PERSON HOLDING A CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT; TO AMEND SECTION 45-9-53, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CONFORM; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
The bill has passed the MS Senate and is now in the house. Hopefully everyone here will contact their State representative to ask them to support the bill. I know it doesn't deal with open carry but removal of any prohibition on law abiding citizens' ability to be armed is a good thing.