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Mississippi Gun Bill of Sale Form

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Mississippi Gun Bill of Sale Form

Updated September 18, 2023

A Mississippi gun bill of sale is a legal document used as proof of the sale/purchase of a firearm that occurred legally in the State of Mississippi. The form contains identifying information about the seller, buyer, and firearm that is required by law and establishes a formal change of ownership. It has to be notarized and signed by both parties and two other witnesses.

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Privately Selling a Firearm

Any Mississippi resident who is able to own and purchase a firearm by state law is also allowed to sell a firearm to another permitted person.

Prohibited from Buying

Under state law,[1] it is unlawful for any person who has been convicted of a felony under the laws of this state, any other state, or of the United States to possess any firearm or any bowie knife, dirk knife, butcher knife, switchblade knife, metallic knuckles, blackjack, or any muffler or silencer for any firearm unless such person has received a pardon for such felony, has received a relief from disability,[2] or has received a certificate of rehabilitation.[3]

Registering a Firearm

Mississippi does not have any statutes that require residents to register their firearms with the state.

Concealed Carry

Generally, concealed carry without a license is legal for anyone who can legally own a firearm. Certain forms of concealed carry, such as holster-less or ankle-holstered, require a Firearm Permit issued by the state Firearm Permit Division.

How to Apply

An applicant must be at least twenty-one (21) to apply for a Firearm Permit, or eighteen (18) if they are active-duty military and a permanent resident of Mississippi.[4]

Step 1 – Complete a weapons safety and training course that is approved by the Board of Law Enforcement Standards and Training.[5]

Step 2 – Complete an Individual Firearm Permit Application.

Step 3 – Produce two current forms of identification.

Step 4 – First-time applicants submit their applications in person and subject to fingerprinting at the Department of Public Safety Headquarters in Jackson, or at a Firearm Permit Division office in Batesville, Biloxi, Brookhaven, Greenwood, Hattiesburg, Meridian, New Albany, Pearl, or Starkville.

Step 5 – Pay the appropriate application fee.[6]

Step 6 – The issuing authority will approve or deny an application within forty-five (45) days of receiving the application.


Since Mississippi is a permitless carry state, the state recognizes concealed carry permits from all states that offer them.[7]


  1. Miss. Code § 97-37-5(1)
  2. 18 U.S. Code § 925(c)
  3. Miss. Code § 97-37-5(3)
  4. Miss. Code § 45-9-101(2)(b)
  5. Mississippi Department of Public Safety: Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training (BLEOST)
  6. Mississippi Department of Public Safety: Firearm Permit Application
  7. Miss. Code Ann. § 97-37-7
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