Hood Issues Opinion about Concealed-Carry Permits

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jackson, Miss.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a person with an enhanced-carry permit may legally take a concealed weapon onto parts of public school campuses that are generally open to the public, but not onto parts of campus that require permission for access.

That means the person could take a concealed weapon to a gym or football field, for example, but not to a parent-teacher conference.

Hood issued a nonbinding legal opinion this week in response to a question from the Monroe County school superintendent.

Mississippi issues two types of concealed-carry gun permits. The enhanced permit requires firearms training, while the standard concealed-carry permit does not require training.

Hood says some officials were confused by the 2011 law about where holders of enhanced-carry permits could take concealed weapons.

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