C. Ryan Burns
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In Mississippi, it is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison for a felon to possess a firearm. However, the law does allow a felon to have their gun rights restored.
Section 97-37-5(3) of the Mississippi Code provides:
A person who has been convicted of a felony under the laws of this state may apply to the court in which they were convicted for a certificate of rehabilitation. The court may grant such certificate in its discretion upon a showing to the satisfaction of the court that the applicant has been rehabilitated and has led a useful, productive and law-abiding life since the completion of his sentence and upon the finding of the court that they will not be likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety.