Justifiable Homicide (MS)

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Mississippi has long set forth a number of circumstances in which a person is justified in using defensive force, including deadly defensive force.  The enumerated situations are: public officers and private citizens acting in furtherance of their job or a court order, i.e., executions, arrests, capture of felons; resisting an unlawful attempt to kill the […]

Pocket Knives (MS)

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Mississippi law does not limit the length of a knife blade, nor address “assisted opening” devices.  Rather, the only type of edged weapons which are expressly prohibited from being carrying concealed are dirks,[47] bowie knives, butcher knives and switchblades.[48]  This prohibition is also set out again in a separate section pertaining to convicted felons.[49]  Note that […]

Crimes Employed Using A Firearm; Felons (MS)

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Anyone using a firearm, including just displaying the firearm, during the commission of a crime shall be sentenced to an additional five (5) years in prison, without the possibility for reduction or suspension.[36]  If such person is a convicted felon, the sentence is an additional ten (10) years.[37] Unless pardoned, expunged, or relieved from disability, […]

In The Workplace (MS)

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While there seems to be no statutory limitation on a business owner’s right to prohibit possession of weapons within the business’ building unless possession is limited by other law,[21] an employer (public or private) may not prevent employees from bringing firearms in locked, privately-owned[22] vehicles in the parking lot,[23] unless general public access to the lot is limited […]

Registration, Background Checks, Licensing, Locks, and Buy-Backs (MS)

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Mississippi has no owner gun registration requirements[6] except for silencers/suppressors.[7]  It is a state crime for any person to solicit, persuade, encourage, or entice a licensed dealer or private individual to transfer a firearm or ammunition in violation of state or federal law.[8] It is also a crime to provide false information.[9]  Counties and municipalities are prohibited […]

Preemption (GA)

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Georgia’s General Assembly has declared that that the regulation of firearms is an issue of statewide concern. Thus, it has stated that no county or municipal corporation, by zoning, by ordinance or resolution, or by any other means, may regulate gun shows; [[cii]] the possession, ownership, transport, carrying, transfer, sale, purchase, licensing, or registration of […]

Justifiable Homicide (GA)

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A person is justified in threatening or using force against another when they reasonably believe that such threat or force is necessary to defend themselves or a third person against another’s imminent use of unlawful force. [[xciv]] Additionally, they are justified in using force which is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily […]

Churches (GA)

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The carry of weapons in a place of worship or a church, regardless of whether the individual holds a weapons carry license, is prohibited by law unless the governing body or authority of the place of worship expressly permits it. [[xciii]]

Open Carry (GA)

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Open carry of handguns is only allowed in Georgia with a weapons carry license. Individuals may carry long guns openly without a license. However, if they are loaded, they may only be carried openly. [[lxxv]] The following chart lists and compares the places license holders are allowed and prohibited from carrying a concealed pistol or revolver: Locations Allowed With […]

Licensed Carry (GA)

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Georgia is a “shall issue” state regarding weapons carry licenses. This means that as long as the person applying for the weapons carry license meets the minimum requirements, they will be issued a license. Individuals may apply to the probate court of the county in which they are a resident and, upon investigation, the court […]