Mississippi Constitutional Carry Signed Into Law

Phil Bryant Signs HB 786 Mississippi Constitutional Carry 2016

Phil Bryant Signs HB 786 Mississippi Constitutional Carry 2016

On April 15th, 2016 Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi signed HB 786 with his tattered bible and gun sitting next to him.

Mississippi now joins a short list of constitutional carry states that allow citizens to carry a concealed handgun without requiring any licensing or permitting.

Today I signed House Bill 786 to give churches the right to protect themselves from those who would harm them while they worship,” Governor Bryant said in a statement. “I’m a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights and will continue to advocate for your right to keep and bear arms.

In addition to permitting concealed carry without a permit the law also removed the previous state restriction that prohibited guns in all churches. (States that allow guns in churches)

Bloomberg's gun control groups flooded the state with advertising to attempt to stop the bill from passing but it was in vain. The state representatives and senators heard their constituents and a good law was passed.

About Jacob Paulsen

Jacob S. Paulsen is the President of ConcealedCarry.com. ConcealedCarry.com provides in-person and online firearm training for American gun owners. The Company is currently teaching in-person classes in 25+ states with a team of more than 55 instructors. Jacob is a NRA certified instructor & Range Safety Officer, USCCA certified instructor and training counselor, Utah BCI instructor, Affiliate instructor for Next Level Training, Graduate and certified instructor for The Law of Self Defense, and a Glock and Sig Sauer Certified Armorer. He resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with his wife and children.


  1. Robert Stone on April 20, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Gov. This is absolutely great. You have done the job obama SHOULD be doing.

  2. tomnchrist on April 20, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    This action by the Governor has given me a lot more hope.

    Thanks for leveling the field, All the bad guys carry concealed, now the citizen can too, without paying a fee for it. Now I don’t have to leave my gun in the car everywhere I go.

    This and the religious freedom bill make me proud of both the Governor and our Legislators.

  3. Roadrunner on April 22, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you Governor Phil Bryant !!!!!!!!

  4. Alton R Gardner on May 17, 2019 at 6:00 am

    So this is telling me I can carry concealed in Mississippi without a permit or do I still need one

    • Jacob Paulsen on May 20, 2019 at 4:36 pm

      In most circumstances and public places you do not need one.

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