Gun Rights

Restorations

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.