Non-Resident Mississippi License
The laws governing the legal use, storage and carrying of firearms are constantly changing. Below are the applicable laws in the State of Mississippi as of 4/02/2013. The below information is designed to be a guide and not the final word. If you have specific questions, please refer to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.
The Below sentence is posted on the Mississippi Department of Public Safety websites FAQ section.
MISSISSIPPI DOES NOT HAVE NON-RESIDENT PERMITS. Mississippi Law 45-9-101 (2)(a) states “The Department of Public Safety shall issue a license if the applicant: is a resident of the state and has been a resident for twelve (12) months or longer immediately preceding the filing of the application”.
However, according to Mississippi Code 45-9-101, Mississippi will issue a Mississippi non-resident a License to Carry Concealed Pistol or Revolver under the following condition:
45-9-101(2) The Department of Public Safety shall issue a license if the applicant:
(a) Is a resident of the state and has been a resident for twelve (12) months or longer immediately preceding the filing of the application. However, this residency requirement may be waived, provided the applicant possesses a valid permit from another state, is active military personnel stationed in Mississippi or is a retired law enforcement officer establishing residency in the state.
The application process and qualifications do remain the same for the said circumstance.