1998 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representative Scott (80th)
House Bill 127
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 97-37-11 AND 97-37-13, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED FOR THE PURCHASE OF WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION; TO REVISE PENALTIES; TO CLARIFY PROHIBITIONS REGARDING FURNISHING AMMUNITION TO MINORS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 97-37-11, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
97-37-11. Every merchant or dealer or pawnbroker that sells bowie-knifes, dirk-knifes, pistols, brass or metallic knuckles or slungshots, or pistol or rifle cartridges, shall keep a record of all sales of such weapons and cartridges sold, showing the description of the weapons and kind and caliber of cartridges so sold, the name, address and driver's license or social security number of the purchaser, and the description of weapons and the quantity of cartridges and date of sale. This record to be opened to public inspection at any time to persons desiring to see it. The dealer who violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).
SECTION 2. Section 97-37-13, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
97-37-13. It shall not be lawful for any person to sell, give or lend to any minor under eighteen (18) years of age or person intoxicated, knowing him to be a minor under eighteen (18) years of age or in a state of intoxication, any deadly weapon, and cartridges, or other weapon the carrying of which concealed is prohibited, or pistol cartridge; and, on conviction thereof, he shall be punished by a fine not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or both.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.