Be careful, I'll grab some law cites in the morning. Just remember this, if you are not on your property and you get arrested for a violation of 97-37-1 it will be a long expensive fight to be found innocent. And you don't have the benefit of having a concealed handgun license, which while not necessary, and legally has nothing to do with OC, it makes 97-37-1 a moot point for a cop to charge you with. The short version is "or in part" can not prohibit the bearing of arms. The constitution of MS specifically and only allows for the regulation and/or prohibition of concealing arms. So "or in part" can not prohibit the normal method of carrying a pistol conspicuously in a holster, and still be in line with the constitution of MS. Somewhere on here has been posted 97-37, the constitution and some relevant Attorneys general opinions. The attorney general's opinion basically holds that unconcealed carry is legal, though he wouldn't answer the sheriff's question as to what is concealed or unconcealed carry.