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New Mississippi Concealed Carry Bill Signed Into Law; Allows Off-Body Carry Without A Permit, Reduces Permit Fees

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — The Governor of Mississippi has signed two new bills into law that changes the way people can legally carry firearms in the state.

Senate Bill 2394, which was signed today and will take effect July 1st, will let Mississippians carry a concealed gun in a purse, briefcase or other fully enclosed satchel without a state-issued permit.

The fee structure for concealed carry permits will also change as follows:

The fee for a new license would drop to $80 from $100, and the renewal fee for people younger than 65 would drop to $40 from $50. For people 65 and older, the renewal fee would drop to $20 from $25.

The second bill signed into law, Senate Bill 2619, allows disabled veterans, active-duty military service and current or honorably retired law enforcement officers to count firearms training toward the requirements needed for an enhanced concealed carry permit.

Things are a-changin’, folks.

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