Last Friday on Kim Wade’s show, we were asked where people are not allowed to carry concealed firearms. Section 45-9-101 of the Mississippi Code specifies the places that are off-limits.
1. Any place of Nuisance (“Nuisance” shall mean any place as above defined in or upon which lewdness, assignation or prostitution is conducted, permitted, continued or exists or any other place as above defined in or upon which a controlled substance as defined in Section 41-29-105, Mississippi Code of 1972, is unlawfully used, possessed, sold or delivered and the personal property and contents used in conducting or maintaining any such place for any such purpose. One single act of unlawful cohabitation, lewdness or possession, use, sale or delivery of a controlled substance about such property shall not come within the terms hereof.)
2. Any police, sheriff or highway patrol station;
3. Any detention facility, prison or jail;
4. Any courthouse, and any courtroom, except that nothing in this section shall preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining who will carry a concealed weapon in his courtroom;
5. Any polling place;
6. Any meeting place of the governing body of any governmental entity;
7. Any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof;
8. Any public park unless for the purpose of participating in any authorized firearms-related activity;
9. Any school, college or professional athletic event not related to firearms;
10. Any portion of an establishment, licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, that is primarily devoted to dispensing alcoholic beverages;
11. Any portion of an establishment in which beer or light wine is consumed on the premises, that is primarily devoted to such purpose;
12. Any elementary or secondary school facility;
13. Any junior college, community college, college or university facility unless for the purpose of participating in any authorized firearms-related activity;
14. Inside the passenger terminal of any airport, except that no person shall be prohibited from carrying any legal firearm into the terminal if the firearm is encased for shipment, for purposes of checking such firearm as baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft;
15. Any church or other place of worship; or any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law.
16. In addition to the places enumerated in this subsection, the carrying of a stun gun, concealed pistol or revolver may be disallowed in any place in the discretion of the person or entity exercising control over the physical location of such place by the placing of a written notice clearly readable at a distance of not less than ten (10) feet that the “carrying of a pistol or revolver is prohibited.”
17. No license issued pursuant to this section shall authorize the participants in a parade or demonstration for which a permit is required to carry a stun gun, concealed pistol or revolver.