have the application notarized and brought to the department of public safety headquarters or an appropriate Highway patrol office
fingerprinting will occur at this time
provide two approved forms of identification when you bring the form to the office
must also provide a current photograph in the manner depicted within the firearms application
bring the required fees when returning the permit, for first-time or for renewal
retired law enforcement are required to also bring with them a letter from the agency they retired from on appropriate letterhead to be included with form.
This permit is considered an enhanced carry permit in the state of Mississippi. It will allow persons possessing it to carry their firearm, usually most applied to handguns, in certain restricted places. There are still restrictions and so-called safe zones where firearms are never permitted, but this permit allows concealed carry in places others cannot go. It is considered more challenging to obtain, but this is also a state where everyone is allowed to carry concealed, so there must be a proven reason for needing the enhanced carry.
More information on Federal Firearm Licensees (FFL), as well as what each license type can do, can be found on our FFL home page.
We also have a very helpful
FFL search tool if you want to search by postal code, state, business name, or even license number.
Does Mississippi Require a Background Check to purchase a Firearm?
No, Mississippi does not have a state law that requires a background check prior to the sale of a firearm,
but federal law requires all federally licensed firearm dealers to perform a background check before any sale of a firearm.
Owning a firearm in Mississippi
Does Mississippi have a Gun Free Zone law?
Yes, Mississippi has a defined list of gun free zones:
schools, school facilities, or sporting events
government buildings and courthouses
any location determined by individual counties to disallow the ability to carry a firearm, open or concealed.
Does Mississippi Require a Safety Course to own a Firearm?
You are not required to take a safety course in order to own a firearm in Mississippi.
The state only requires the completion of a gun safety class in order to possess an enhanced concealed carry permit.
Common Firearm Offenses in Mississippi
97-35-5: unlawful for a convicted felon to possess firearms
97-37-13: minors and intoxicated individuals may not possess firearms or weapons cartridges
97-37-14: minors may not be in possession of a handgun unless under certain specified conditions
97-37-17: illegal possession of a firearm by a student and provisions against aiding a student to possess or use a firearm or encouraging a student to use a firearm while on a school campus.
97-37-31: it is unlawful to possess, sell, or manufacture any silencers for any firearms
97-37-35: may not own stolen firearms or solicit or persuade the sale of illegal or stolen firearms
97-37-105: may not provide false information for a gun sale or persuade a gun dealer to forgo the background check.