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    I am new to the forum and would like to know how Mississippi State Law defines OPEN CARRY. I have been searching for several days and ever thing I have found indicates that the gun can not have any part concealed, for example in a holster that is open.

    Wouldsomeone please clarify the confusionor give me a resource that address the issue?

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    They regulate it because anything CAN conceal it partially as the law states it's "concealed, in whole or in part"

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum32/28581.html

    that is the ruling of chief justice lee that many people say isn't how the MSSC ruled on open carry, just his opinion, but his opinion is strongly supported by the lawmakers to regulate OC.

    In short, you need a permit to OC in Mississippi, the constitution guarantees it, but the constitution also says "the legislature may regulate conceal carry" and they've defined it, poorly imo, as they have....unless the legislature changes something, we have to have a permit.

    A little random in my sentence forming, tired, long drive this afternoon, but hope that helps.

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    Thanks for the input. I have been on travel the last couple of weeks and just now getting caught up on mail. Your info was helpful and I appreciate thereply. From what I understand I think I will just get the concealed weapon permit and forget it.

    It would be good if we all would encourage ourlegislators,which we elect, to clarify the gun laws to allow us to exercise our right toprotect ourselves without unknowingly violating those laws. We do not need a law degree to knowhow to legally operate a vehicle. And, we should not need a law degree toknow how tolegally carry firearms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno 426 View Post

    From what I understand I think I will just get the concealed weapon permit and forget it.

    It would be good if we all would encourage ourlegislators,which we elect, to clarify the gun laws to allow us to exercise our right toprotect ourselves without unknowingly violating those laws.
    That will probably be the best course of action to take.

    You have made some good points about the need to encourage our lawmakers to clarify our gun laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilProGuy View Post
    That will probably be the best course of action to take.

    You have made some good points about the need to encourage our lawmakers to clarify our gun laws.
    We do not need them to "clarify the gun laws" we need them to make the laws consistent with the words, meaning and intent of the constitution of MS. Which means eliminating "or in part" from 97-37-1 for starters; however, this would have the effect of clarifying the law, just without any unconstitutional "giving permission", which some have pined for on this forum.
    Don't believe any facts that I say! This is the internet and it is filled with lies and untruth. I invite you to look up for yourself the basic facts that my arguments might be based upon. This way we can have a discussion where logic and hints on where to find information are what is brought to the forum and people look up and verify facts for themselves.

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