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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Firearm Prohibitions in Mississippi.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 30 November

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Prohibited Purchasers Generally in Mississippi

Federal law prohibits certain persons from purchasing or possessing firearms, such as felons, certain domestic abusers, and certain people with a history of mental illness.

In addition, Mississippi incorporates some of the federal prohibitions as state offenses. Mississippi prohibits the possession of a firearm by any person convicted of a felony under federal law or the laws of any state. Mississippi also prohibits transferring to any person who is known to be intoxicated any of the following:

- A deadly weapon;
- A weapon the carrying of which concealed is prohibited; or
- A pistol cartridge

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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