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CCW in MS gun show?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by altitude_19, May 17, 2013.

  1. altitude_19

    altitude_19 New Member

    Going to a gun show in Mississippi this weekend. Is it legal to CC at gunshows here?
  2. Double_J

    Double_J Member

    It is legal, but every gun show I have ever been to says NO LOADED FIREARMS in the show unless you are a LEO in uniform.
  3. pendennis

    pendennis New Member

    The gun show management sets their own rules, as do the owners of the building. They can ban loaded firearms as Double J writes.

    Call ahead, and they will gladly tell you their rules. Saves a trip back to the car.
  4. beatledog7

    beatledog7 New Member

    This gets kicked around every so often on THR. A lot of people are in the "concealed is concealed" camp and will carry even when asked not to as long as they are technically within the law. The other major camp is the "respect the policies of the venue" camp, and those in it will not carry past a sign "no loaded firearms" sign even if the law is on their side.

    Which are you in, altitude?
  5. razorback2003

    razorback2003 New Member

    There is no law against carrying at a gun show in Mississippi. I carry at them but i'm sure if someone found out i had one I would be asked to take it back to my car.
  6. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Don't ask, don't tell -- lest you be called nasty names by someone regardless of which way you choose!

    I don't really see how him answering that question helps us answer HIS.
  7. double bogey

    double bogey New Member

    Here in DFW, I always unload and leave the magazine in the truck. Check the gun with the LEO that is always at the door, he ziplocks the trigger, and I leave it in my holster. Much safer than leaving it in the truck. Also if they are posted correctly I can't legally carry concealed.
  8. altitude_19

    altitude_19 New Member

    Don't worry, I had NO intention of answering. lol
  9. beatledog7

    beatledog7 New Member

    It was really a rhetorical question. But then, I have no idea who the OP is in real life.

    In VA there's a state policeman at the door, and when he asks each attendee if he or is carrying a gun, that attendee can answer in any way he or she chooses and let the chips fall. Personally I find it unwise to lie to a LEO's direct question.
    Last edited: May 19, 2013
  10. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Active Member

    In Florida, I routinely unload my firearm, but I do carry both the magazine and the "top-off" round in a pocket. The gun is checked at the counter, and zip-tied. When I leave, they'll happily cut the zip-tie loose. Once in a discrete position (usually, my vehicle), I'll re-arm up so I don't forget.
  11. smokey04

    smokey04 New Member

    Would you go to a gun show with $30.000 to $50.000 dollars worth of guns or $10,000 to $20,000 dollars worth of cash and go unarmed?I don't worry about at the show, I worry about to and from the parking, you pays your money and you takes your chances. To me, this is the epitome of a "Gun Free Zone". Stuuuupidddd! Nick
  12. beatledog7

    beatledog7 New Member

    I don't have anything like that sort of cash or goods when I go, but I can see that position for the vendors--a very valid point. When I enter and leave a show I wait for a bunch of people and sort of glom onto a group SA matters a lot at such a venue. And I do stay armed as long as I can and rearm as soon as it's feasible.
  13. guyfromohio

    guyfromohio Active Member

    In a response to my terse letter to the gun show management, they politely explained that their insurers will not insure them unless posted. I still feel it's too hypocritical for me to overlook. I won't go.
  14. 45crittergitter

    45crittergitter New Member

    It is legal if you have a CCW license. But, if the venue is posted by the management against CCW, it's not legal. But, if you have what is known as the "enhanced" Mississippi CCW license, it's legal even when posted. But I wouldn't tell or show anyone.

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