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What Constitutes "Open Carry"

Discussion in 'Mississippi Gun Laws' started by Don Goodman, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Don Goodman

    Don Goodman Distinguished Poster

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    TwangBanger, what is the cut rate?
     
  2. TwangBanger

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  3. doctor duck

    doctor duck Distinguished Poster

    The way I read the law, the $20.00 fee is for a renewal if you are over 65. A late fee of $15 up to 6 months late. Then you have to reapply. I could be wrong but that is my interpretation.
     
  4. 95 taco

    95 taco Blessed are the peacemakers

    Yes, you would be correct in both cases.

    Ms HB786, section 3
    (24) No license shall be required under this section for a loaded or unloaded pistol or revolver carried upon the person in a sheath, belt holster or shoulder holster or carried in a purse, handbag, satchel, other similar bag or briefcase or fully enclosed case.
     
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  5. Don Goodman

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    95taco, thanks!
     
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  6. Darth Sillious

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    My main question is whether or not an IWB holster is truly a "Belt Holster"?

    I can see that an over eager prosecutor could make the case that it is not specifically
    What happened to the clause about committing any crime except a misdemeanor traffic offence?
     
  7. Darth Sillious

    Darth Sillious Active Member

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    Nevermind, I found it. That must have been an earlier version of the bill.

    HB 786 (As Sent to Governor) - 2016 Regular Session

    "(24) * * * A license * * * under this section is not required for a loaded or unloaded pistol or revolver to be carried upon the person in a sheath, belt holster or shoulder holster or in a purse, handbag, satchel, other similar bag or briefcase or fully enclosed case if the person is not engaged in criminal activity other than a misdemeanor traffic offense, is not otherwise prohibited from possessing a pistol or revolver under state or federal law, and is not in a location prohibited under subsection (13) of this section."
     
  8. Don Goodman

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    Ok, thanks Guys. As I read the law excerpts several have so generously provided, I feel I can now make a well informed decision. That's great! And to think I discovered this really great forum totally by accident only a few days ago. Thanks for warmly welcoming me, and providing meaningful insights to the posts!
     
  9. GunnyGene

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    We aim to please. Well, sometimes we aim at other stuff to. ;):lol1:
     
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  10. Don Goodman

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    Actually, that's also the way I read it, and that's what started my quest about open carry. I any event, I've decided that for me there's no downside in going permitless.

    Wife bought me a nice single strap tactical bag. Much of my life was spent carrying a briefcase, so a man-bag won't be too much of a stretch if I want to go that way.
     
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  11. Roadking

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    This is the ultimate of Both ?Conditions, including the Mexican. A police officer one told me "it all depends upon the officer that arrest you". I took that to the Bank. I don't open carry for I fear that I would be the first target of the shooter. I wont to be the last.
     
  12. Don Goodman

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    Amen to that! I've gone back and forth over open/concealed. Before we moved away, I hung out with officers from the State Police, Sheriffs, Locals, etc - they all knew me, and I had a MS Concealed Permit; it never really mattered whether I carried open or not - they all knew I had at least 1 gun on me. Now back after being gone for 7-8 years, and a lot has changed; don't know any officers of the law, so I would be at the "whim" of the officer if approached. Guess I'll abide by what I was told back in Louisiana over 45 years ago by the commander of the Louisiana State Police - before Louisiana had any legal carry by civilians: "... if you feel the need to carry, then just do it, keep it covered and don't act the fool."
     
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  13. ufcfan

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    Fellas I have been out of the loop for a long time. After reading this thread am I to understand that pocket carry without a holster is illegal? I have my enhanced carry permit if it matters.
     
  14. bluedog46

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    Great point about open carry permit, but the I do tell people that with in the pants carry with part of the gun showing you can alarm some people. I do that every now and then but try not to. It really wont matter much unless someone looks like a hood or vatto
     
  15. jakeg823

    jakeg823 Distinguished Poster

    Why would you though?