Mississippi gun bill of sale
To prove that there has been a sales transaction involving the buying, selling, and transfer of title of a firearm from one party to another, a Mississippi gun bill of sale is drawn. It is a formal document that contains vital details about the person buying, the person selling and the object of sale (firearm). The buyer and seller, alongside two other parties (known as witnesses), are to imprint their signature on this form in order to prove its legality.

Who Can Sell A Firearm?

In Mississippi, any inhabitant of the state who is permitted by law to own a gun also reserves the right to sell a gun.

Who cannot Purchase A Gun?

Any resident of the state who has been charged and found guilty of any crime that can be regarded as a felony is not permitted to purchase, own or carry a firearm or any weapon. See Miss Code Ann. § 97-37-5(1).

Gun Registration

There are no laws in the state of Mississippi that demand that gun owners within the state register their guns.

Carrying Hidden Weapons

For individuals who are permitted by law to sell, purchase and own a firearm, he/she also reserves the legal right and capacity to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. However, one needs to obtain a Firearm Permit before he/she can carry holsters or ankle-holstered weapons.

Steps to Applying For a Firearm Permit.

Individuals in the military and individuals who reside within the state permanently, must be up to 18 years of age to apply for and obtain a permit. However, other individuals who are neither of these must be up to twenty-one (21) years of age to apply. To apply, follow the steps below:

  1. Conclude an accredited and recognized safety and training course for weapons;

  2. Fill an Application to obtain Individual Firearm Permit;

  3. Submit two recent documents that can serve as a means of identification;

  4. If you are making this application for the first time, you will be required to physically submit the filled form and other required documents, including your fingerprints. This submission can be done in either the Department of Public Safety Headquarters in Jackson or at any office of the Firearm Permit Division (click the link to see troops where it can be submitted).

  5. Make sure to pay the correct application costs.

  6. Within 45 days after submission, your application to be issued a permit will be allowed or denied. 

2 Way Recognition

By Virtue of Miss. Code Ann. § 97-37-7 and as a result of Mississippi being a state that doesn’t require a permit for concealed carry, other states concealed carry permits are recognized within the state.