Hood: People with enhanced-carry permits may take concealed guns onto parts of Miss. campuses

A person with an enhanced concealed-carry permit — the kind that requires firearms training — 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, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said in a nonbinding legal opinion this week.

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

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.

State law says a person with a standard permit may not carry a concealed weapon while in certain places, including “any school, college or professional athletic event not related to firearms.”