Mississippi College Law Review

Publication Date

Spring 2024


Few debates in America are more divisive than the debate over gun control. In the wake of large-scale shootings and heightened awareness of gun violence across the nation, discussions inevitably take place over viable solutions. Some propose more comprehensive, restrictive gun ownership legislation that would limit citizens' ability to carry firearms, while others believe the solution lies in relaxing existing regulations to allow armed citizens to intervene when necessary. While these two camps often find little middle ground in the gun debate, each would likely agree on one thing: a need for clarity and greater effectiveness of current laws. This Comment does not propose to solve the overall problem of gun violence in America; rather, it offers possible changes to the current legislative framework governing Mississippi citizens' ability to carry firearms with the goal of simplifying and clarifying existing statutes.



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