DPS Drops Photo Fee on Gun Permits

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Jackson, Miss.
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has dropped the $6 photo fee it tacked onto the price of concealed-carry gun permit.

Spokesman Warren Strain says DPS is working to refund the money to anyone has paid the fee since it was added July 1.

The fee was dropped Monday in response to an attorney general's legal opinion that says state law sets the price of concealed-carry gun permit at $100, plus $32 paid by the applicant for a fingerprint and background check. The opinion says DPS may not charge more.

Strain says a private vendor was charging DPS a $6 photo fee for each gun permit, and DPS either had to absorb the cost or pass it on to consumers.

A $6 photo fee remains in place on driver's licenses.