So, you took the class, passed the background check and received your concealed carry license through the state of Mississippi. Now you’re ready to take your firearm (almost) anywhere you go. While you might be able to carry a loaded weapon with this license, if this bill passes you’ll have to leave your knives at home.

The bill reads: 

If any person, having or carrying any * * * sword, sword-cane, or any deadly weapon, or other weapon the carrying of which concealed is prohibited by Section 97-37-1, shall, in the presence of another person, brandish or wield the same in a threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense, or shall in any manner unlawfully use the same in any fight or quarrel, the person so offending, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in a sum not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding three (3) months, or both.

Rep. Henry Zuber

Authored by Rep. Zuber, HB 451 would prevent someone who poses a concealed carry license from also carrying a blade with them. Upon conviction the individual could be subject to a fine of no more than $500, three months in jail, or both.

The code section in which Zuber is attempting to amend also regulates the possession of a firearm or weapon by a convicted felon. The law is to be upheld by the Department of Public Safety.