A Mississippi firearm bill of sale is a document that records the legal purchase and sale of a firearm via a private transaction. The weapon’s purchase price, make, model, gauge, and serial number must also be included. Mississippi is a pro-gun state that allows its residents to purchase and carry a firearm without a permit. However, convicted felons are not permitted to own a firearm, and weapons cannot be transferred to individuals who are intoxicated.
- Firearm laws:
- Background check required? No.
- Permit required to purchase? No.
Concealed Carry Laws
Statute – § 45-9-101(2) and (24)
Mississippi is a “constitutional carry state,” which means that residents eighteen (18) years of age or older don’t need a permit to carry a concealed weapon. However, a concealed weapon is prohibited if the person is engaged in criminal activity, is a convicted felon, is otherwise not permitted to possess a firearm, or is in a prohibited location (school, detention facility, courthouse, government building, etc.).
Although it is not required, residents who are at least twenty-one (21) years old (eighteen (18) for service members) can submit a Firearm Permit Application for a Concealed Carry Firearm Permit to their local Firearm Permit Division. Obtaining a permit allows individuals to carry a concealed handgun in reciprocating states outside Mississippi. Applicants will be required to submit two forms of identification and pay a $112 fee. One of the presented forms of identication must be a Mississippi driver’s license or photo ID card.