You may be true on the blanket prohibition statement but a friend of mine that is a Hinds County SO told me that they are not allowed. He even went as far to say that they were telling off duty cops that were open carrying to conceal their weapons. Just FYIgunluvinatty said:I don't think there is a blanket prohibition on all state property. When I was at the fair, I saw no posted signs prohibiting carry.
(13) No license issued pursuant to this section shall authorize any person to carry a stun gun, concealed pistol or revolver into any place of nuisance as defined in Section 95-3-1, Mississippi Code of 1972; any police, sheriff or highway patrol station; any detention facility, prison or jail; any courthouse; any courtroom, except that nothing in this section shall preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining who will carry a concealed weapon in his courtroom; any polling place; any meeting place of the governing body of any governmental entity; any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof; any school, college or professional athletic event not related to firearms; any portion of an establishment, licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, that is primarily devoted to dispensing alcoholic beverages; any portion of an establishment in which beer or light wine is consumed on the premises, that is primarily devoted to such purpose; any elementary or secondary school facility; any junior college, community college, college or university facility unless for the purpose of participating in any authorized firearms-related activity; inside the passenger terminal of any airport, except that no person shall be prohibited from carrying any legal firearm into the terminal if the firearm is encased for shipment, for purposes of checking such firearm as baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft; any church or other place of worship; or any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law. In addition to the places enumerated in this subsection, the carrying of a stun gun, concealed pistol or revolver may be disallowed in any place in the discretion of the person or entity exercising control over the physical location of such place by the placing of a written notice clearly readable at a distance of not less than ten (10) feet that the "carrying of a pistol or revolver is prohibited." No license issued pursuant to this section shall authorize the participants in a parade or demonstration for which a permit is required to carry a stun gun, concealed pistol or revolver.
Not to discredit your friend, but I find that a lot of your everyday Leo's don't know gun and concealed weapons laws. I've had one of the local sheriffs deputies tell me carrying a loaded pistol in arms reach in a vehicle is illegal. The sheriff himself says otherwise.MattC8444 said:You may be true on the blanket prohibition statement but a friend of mine that is a Hinds County SO told me that they are not allowed. He even went as far to say that they were telling off duty cops that were open carrying to conceal their weapons. Just FYI
They gravitate there cuz they know everyone has at least $100 on em! I spent $120 Thursday night easy and had more(randomly stashed so that if I did get pickpocketed or lost my wallet I still had plenty to go on). They know these people carry cash and lots of it. It's easy money. Lots of people more worried about dodging rude people than they are where their wallet is and who's entirely too close. Me though. When I went, I didn't move over for anyone, didn't budge in a line, didn't avert eyes from a thug who happened to look my way...I gave no one any reason to think I'm a easy target. Plus at 6'0 250#s, and the other two guys in our group being in the 6'0 range as well none of us were exactly small guys. Got invited to go back tonight, said nope I was done for a couple years.crossedcannons45 said:I dont know if its illegal or not but its a good idea. Fairs are a nice meeting ground for scumbags, it seems as if they gravitate to them.