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What Are the Stun Gun Laws in Mississippi?


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Can you carry a stun gun in Mississippi legally without a permit? Are you allowed to carry the device when flying? We answer these questions here.

When it comes to a personís protection it is a good idea to know what you are entitled to, what you are not and what devices you can use to provide a greater sense of security. Stun guns have become a widely used self defense device for members of the public and police departments. However, while not all states permit the use of stun guns for public use Mississippi does.

In Mississippi, it is legal to own and carry a stun gun without acquiring a permit. One thing to bear in mind, though, is that individuals who have a history of mental illness or felony charges may find themselves denied owning a stun gun. If, however, you do not have a mental illness or felony charges, then the individual must be over the age of 18.

Another matter to think about regards flying. If you are flying to or from Mississippi, it is illegal to carry a stun gun without the proper certification. Nor is it legal to carry a stun gun into schools, law enforcement centers or federal establishments.

Those found carrying stun guns who are not permitted to, such as minors, intoxicated individuals and convicted felons, face a fine between $100 and $500 or between 30 days to six months in prison. In extreme cases, jail time may range from one year to five years.