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29 total bills, 6 anti-gun bills,
10 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Mississippi Gun Laws

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note: Mississippi does not carry over legislation from session to session

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HB1360

Title: Concealed weapon; authorize reduce fees for certain older persons.

Description: An Act To Amend Section 45-9-101, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide Certain Exceptions To The Concealed Weapon License Law For The Benefit Of License Applicants Who Are 65 Years Of Age Or Older; To Set The License Fee For Such Applicants At Twenty-five Dollars; To Allow Such Applicants To Have Their Fingerprints Taken At Any Office Of The Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, For A Maximum Fee Of Five Dollars; To Provide That Such Applicants Shall Immediately Have Their Fingerprints Processed, Background Checks Conducted, Required Notifications To Local Law Enforcement Officers Made, And Their Licenses Issued Or Denied, At The Location Where The Fingerprints Were Taken; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB312

Title: Hunter safety education program; authorize inclusion of in school curriculum.

Description: An Act To Include Hunter Safety Education As Part Of The Public School Curriculum; To Limit The Course Attendance To Students In The Sixth Through Twelfth Grades; To Require The Course To Be Taught By A Person Certified By The Mississippi Department Of Wildlife, Fisheries And Parks; To Provide That The Determination Of Whether To Offer Hunter Safety Education In A School Shall Be In The Discretion Of The School District Superintendents; To Amend Sections 37-13-134 And 97-37-17, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity With The Provisions Of This Act; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died On Calendar

Last Action Date: February 9, 2017

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HB401

Title: Paroled offenders; prohibit automatic arrest and revocation of parole for being near the vicinity of a firearm under certain circumstances.

Description: An Act To Amend Section 47-7-27, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Prohibit The Parole Board From Issuing A Warrant For The Return Of A Paroled Offender If The Warrant Is Based Solely On The Offender Being Near The Vicinity Of A Firearm In Another Individual's Residency Or Motor Vehicle And Such Offender Alleges That He Or She Is Not The Owner Of The Firearm; To Prohibit The Warrantless Arrest Of A Paroled Offender, By A Field Officer, If The Arrest Is Based Solely On The Offender Being Near The Vicinity Of A Firearm In Another Individual's Residency Or Motor Vehicle And The Offender Alleges That He Or She Is Not The Owner Of The Firearm; To Provide That The Parole Or The Earned-release Supervision Of A Paroled Individual Shall Not Be Automatically Revoked Under Certain Circumstances; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

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HB482

Title: Convicted felons; revise list of prohibited weapons.

Description: An Act To Amend Section 97-37-5, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Prohibit Convicted Felons From Possession Of Certain Knives; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB614

Title: Firearms; prohibit public funds from being spent on enforcing violation of state laws regarding.

Description: An Act To Provide That No Public Funds Of This State, Or Any Political Subdivision Of This State, Shall Be Allocated To The Implementation, Regulation, Or Enforcement Of Any Federal Law, Executive Order, Rule, Or Regulation Regulating The Ownership, Use, Or Possession Of Firearms, Ammunition, Or Firearm Accessories, If The Expenditure Of Public Funds Would Result In The Violation Of Another Mississippi Statute Or Common Law, Or The Mississippi Constitution; To Provide That No Personnel Or Property Of This State, Or Any Political Subdivision Of This State, Shall Be Allocated To The Implementation, Regulation, Or Enforcement Of Any Federal Law, Executive Order, Rule, Or Regulation Regulating The Ownership, Use, Or Possession Of Firearms, Ammunition, Or Firearm Accessories, If The Use Of Personnel Or Property Would Result In The Violation Of Another Mississippi Statute Or Common Law, Or The Mississippi Constitution; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB620

Title: Firearms; prohibit public employers from prohibiting employees from carrying if employee has permit and training endorsement.

Description: An Act To Prohibit A Public Employer From Prohibiting Its Employees With A Firearm Permit And Training Endorsement From Carrying A Concealed Pistol Or Revolver On The Employer's Property; To Amend Section 45-9-101, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity With The Provisions Of This Act; To Bring Forward Sections 97-37-1, 97-37-7 And 45-9-53, Mississippi Code Of 1972, For Purposes Of Possible Amendment; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB621

Title: Firearms; require chief law enforcement officer to certify application unless applicant is prohibited by law.

Description: An Act To Require A Chief Law Enforcement Officer To Certify An Application To Make Or Transfer A Firearm If Such Certification Is Necessary Under Federal Law Unless The Applicant Is Prohibited From Receiving The Firearm; To Create A Procedure For Appeals Of Denials Of Certification By A Chief Law Enforcement Officer; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

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HB622

Title: Firearms; prohibit altering serial number.

Description: An Act To Prohibit Altering The Serial Number Of A Firearm; To Prohibit The Possession Of Such Firearms; To Provide Penalties For Violations; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB626

Title: Firearms; prohibit enforcement of certain federal law relating to.

Description: An Act To Prohibit Enforcement Of Certain Laws Regarding Firearms, Accessories Or Ammunition; To Provide Penalties For State Officials, Agents Or Employees Who Violate This Act; To Provide That This Act Does Not Apply To The Enforcement Of Federal Law For The Sole Purpose Of Transferring Firearms; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB633

Title: Firearms prohibition; create cause of action against property owners with.

Description: An Act To Provide That Any Person Who Owns A Firearm Is Authorized To Carry A Firearm Or Not Prohibited From Carrying A Firearm And Who Is Injured, Suffers Bodily Injury Or Death, Incurs Economic Loss Or Expense, Property Damage Or Any Other Compensable Loss As The Result Of Conduct Occurring On Property With A Written Notice That Prohibits Firearms, Shall Have A Cause Of Action Against The Person Or Entity That Exercises Control Over The Property On Which Such Written Notice Was Posted; To Provide A Statute Of Limitations For Such Cause Of Action; To Provide The Conditions To Prevail In Such A Cause Of Action; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB731

Title: Firearms; revise limits placed on counties and municipalities to regulate.

Description: An Act To Amend Section 45-9-53, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Remove The Limitations Placed On Counties And Municipalities To Regulate The Carrying Of Firearms; To Amend Section 97-37-7, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Remove The Authority Of A Concealed License Holder To Enter Certain Buildings; To Bring Forward Section 45-9-101, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Provides For Firearms Permits, For Purposes Of Amendment; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB732

Title: Recreational firearms; require to be stored in same manner as other firearms.

Description: An Act To Create New Section 97-37-107, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require Persons Engaged In The Business Of Dealing Or Selling Firearms To Store Bb Guns And Compressed Air Recreational Firearms In The Same Manner; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

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HB733

Title: Concealed firearm license; clarify prohibition for mentally incompetent.

Description: An Act To Provide That If A Court Adjudicates A Person As Mentally Incompetent Or Orders That A Person Be Committed To A Hospital, Mental Health Treatment Facility Or Other Institution Qualified To Provide Care And Treatment For Persons With Mental Illness, Then The Clerk Of Court Shall Notify The Department Of Public Safety Of Such Order; To Provide That If A Person Voluntarily Commits Himself Or Herself To Such A Hospital, Facility Or Institution, Then The Hospital, Facility Or Institution Shall Notify The Department Of Public Safety; To Provide That The Department May Use The Information Contained In The Notification Solely For Purposes Associated With Issuing, Denying, Suspending Or Revoking Such Person's License, Or Application For A License To Carry A Stun Gun, Concealed Pistol Or Concealed Revolver; To Provide That Records Associated With This Information Are Not Public; To Amend Section 45-9-101, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Require That The Department Maintain An Automated Listing Of Persons Who Are The Subject Of Such Notifications And Review The Listing As Necessary; To Bring Forward Section 97-37-7, Mississippi Code Of 1972, For Purposes Of Amendment And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

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HB734

Title: Concealed firearm carry permit, enhanced; revise qualifications for military members or veterans.

Description: An Act To Amend Section 97-7-37, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Revise The Qualifications Necessary For A Member Or Veteran Of Any Active Or Reserve Component Of The United States Armed Forces To Receive An Enhanced Concealed Firearm Carry Permit; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB739

Title: Ammunition; require record-keeping of sales for.

Description: An Act To Require Record-keeping Of Sales Of Pistol Or Rifle Cartridges; To Amend Section 97-37-13, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

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HB746

Title: Stun gun; remove the term from the firearms category.

Description: An Act To Amend Section 45-9-101, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Clarify The Firearms Licensing Procedure By Removing The Term "stun Gun" From The Concealed Carry Firearms Category; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died On Calendar

Last Action Date: February 9, 2017

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HB770

Title: Weapons; prohibit discharge near petroleum products.

Description: An Act To Amend Section 97-37-30, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Prohibit The Discharge Of Firearms Near Property Where Petroleum Products Are Located; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB856

Title: Firearms prohibition; authorize civil liability against any owner who posts written notice.

Description: An Act To Provide That Any Person Or Entity That Exercises Control Over Property And Posts A Written Notice That Prohibits Possession Of A Gun, Stun Gun, Pistol, Revolver Or Other Firearm On The Property Shall Be Civilly Liable To A Person Who Is Authorized By Law To Possess A Gun, Stun Gun, Pistol, Revolver Or Other Firearm For Any Acts Occurring On The Property That Cause Injury, Death, Property Damage Or Other Compensable Loss Under Certain Conditions; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB2018

Title: Imitation firearms; prohibit.

Description: An Act To Prohibit Realistic Toy Guns And Imitation Firearms That Could Be Mistaken For Actual Firearms; To Create Exceptions; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

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SB2112

Title: HR218; define qualified retired law enforcement officer.

Description: An Act To Amend Section 45-1-101, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Define Qualified Retired Law Enforcement Officers In Compliance With Federal Law Authorizing Certain Retired Law Enforcement Officers To Carry A Concealed Weapon Nationwide; To Bring Forward Section 45-9-101, Mississippi Code Of 1972, For Purposes Of Amendment; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB2131

Title: Retired judges; authorize to solemnize marriages and obtain a free pistol license.

Description: An Act To Amend Section 93-1-17, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Authorize Retired Judges To Solemnize Marriages; To Amend Section 45-9-101, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Allow Retired Judges To Obtain A Concealed Weapon License At No Cost Except For Fingerprint And Related Charges; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB2152

Title: Keyaurdra's Law; require unique identifying mark on bullet casings.

Description: An Act To Be Known As Keyaurdra's Law; To Create New Section 97-37-39, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require That All Centerfire Pistol And Rifle Cartridges Sold In Mississippi Bear A Unique Identifying Mark; To Require Sellers Of Ammunition To Keep Records As To The Purchaser Of Such Ammunition By Serial Number Or Other Unique Identifying Mark; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB2172

Title: Federal Firearm, Magazine and Register Ban Enforcement Act; create.

Description: An Act To Create The "mississippi Federal Firearm, Magazine And Register Ban Enforcement Act"; To Enact Definitions; To Provide Certain Acts Regarding Firearms By Public Employees And Officers Of Governmental Entities Are Prohibited; To Provide Penalties; To Establish That Certain Laws Are Unenforceable By State And Local Government Officials, Agents Or Employees; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB2204

Title: Firearms; prohibit state cooperation with federal effort to ban.

Description: An Act To Codify Section 11-65-3, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Prohibit State Or Local Enabling Of Federal Gun Ban Enforcement; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

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SB2407

Title: Gun-free zones; businesses liable for injuries.

Description: An Act To Create Liability On The Part Of A Property Owner Who Forbids Carrying Of A Concealed Weapon; To Amend Section 15-1-35, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Enact A 2-year Statute Of Limitations On The Cause Of Action For Injuries Incurred In A Gun-free Zone; To Amend Section 45-9-55, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

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SB2426

Title: Possession of a weapon by a felon; revise.

Description: An Act To Amend Section 97-37-5, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Prohibit Convicted Felons From Possession Of Certain Knives; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

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SB2498

Title: Civil Forfeiture Reform Act of 2017; enact.

Description: An Act To Create The Civil Forfeiture Reform Act Of 2017; To Provide That Forfeiture Pursuant To The Civil Forfeiture Reform Act Of 2017 Shall Follow A Criminal Conviction; To Revise Seizure And Forfeiture Procedures; To Require Law Enforcement Agencies To Submit Annual Reports Relating To Forfeiture; To Provide For The Transfer Of Seized Property; Excluding Contraband From The Civil Forfeiture Reform Act Of 2017; To Require Forfeiture Proceedings To Follow A Related Criminal Proceeding; Providing For Proceeds From The Sale Of Forfeited And Abandoned Property And Forfeited Currency To Be Deposited In The General Fund; To Provide For An Innocent Owner To Assert An Interest In Seized Property; To Bring Forward Sections 41-29-176, 41-29-177, 41-29-179, 41-29-181, 41-29-183, 41-29-185, 41-29-187, 63-11-49, 63-11-51, 63-11-53, 97-3-110, 97-3-111, 97-15-30, 97-17-1, 97-17-3, 97-17-4, 97-21-53, 97-21-55, 97-21-57, 97-21-101, 97-21-103, 97-23-107, 97-29-19, 97-29-21, 97-29-23, 97-29-25, 97-43-9, 97-43-11 And 97-44-17, Mississippi Code Of 1972, For Purposes Of Amendment To Conform; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

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SB2576

Title: Concealed-carry license; 18-year-old with instructor certification qualifies for.

Description: An Act To Amend Section 97-37-7, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Clarify Eligibility For An Instructor-certified Concealed-carry License; To Amend Section 97-37-17, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Authorize Holders Of An Instructor-certified Concealed-carry License To Carry A Concealed Weapon On Educational Property; To Amend Section 45-9-101, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Allow A Person Who Is At Least 18 Years Of Age To Obtain An Instructor-certified Concealed-carry License; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

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SB2725

Title: Concealed weapons; allow concealed carry of automatic knives.

Description: An Act To Amend Section 97-37-1, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Clarify That Automatic Knives Do Not Fall Within The Concealed Carry Prohibitions; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Died In Committee

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

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