Jeffery wrote:Yes, that is correct according to MS Case Law and the Firearms Permit Statutes. I am not a lawyer, but currently going through a local SO academy. Last night we were discussing this very issue with a former DA turned defense lawyer. In MS, there is no such thing as an unconcealed firearm. Any firearm will be "partially concealed", whether it be in the hand, on a string, in a holster, lying on the seat beside you. MS has no legal definition of open carry. If you have a firearms permit, you may carry your pistol or revolver exposed on your hip anywhere you can legally carry same said weapon completely concealed. It does not give you additional carry privileges or allow you to carry places that you cannot carry completely concealed.So from what i've been reading as long as i have a CC permit i can OC my pistol in a holster in plain view??
I wish the MS legislature would allow "Open Carry" without a permit and once and for all define what is Concealed and what is not concealed.
I know, I know. Someone is going to point out that we have that already in the state Constitution, but there is quite a bit of case law out there that contradicts that view of the state Constitution. I'm not arguing that it is right or wrong, just that that is the way it is.