This is a fantastic organization with which I have been affiliated for years. On several occasions I have been privileged to answer an “Attorney Question of the Month.” Again I am featured for travel advice.
M. Reed Martz
Providing legal services in AL, GA, MS, and TN
Offices in Oxford, MS and Chattanooga, TN
Freeland Martz, PLLC
302 Enterprise Drive, Suite A, Oxford, MS 38655
1. Do not carry concealed an automatic knife or large fixed blade such as a Bowie, dirk, or dagger. Some municipalities have blade length restrictions but these are rarely enforced. Mississippi’s knife laws are worse than its gun laws.
2. Bring what you know and have trained with. Mississippi does not require a permit to carry a concealed firearm on your person or in your vehicle. Mississippi has no restrictions on calibers, models, capacity, or ammunition type. Mississippi does not restrict the possession or concealment of pepper spray or TASERs. Mississippi permits open carry without a license.
1. Only those with an enhanced CCW may open carry. The primary exception to this rule is that open carrying a loaded handgun in a motor vehicle or boat is legal for those with or without a permit.
2. “No Guns” signs must meet certain requirements to carry the force of law. Some do, but most do not. You absolutely must not carry a firearm when consuming alcohol. Tennessee has no restrictions on calibers, models, capacity, or ammunition type. Tennessee does not restrict the possession or concealment of pepper spray or TASERs.