1998 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representative Chaney
House Bill 1336
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 97-37-31, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO EXEMPT PERSONS, CORPORATIONS OR MANFACTURING FROM THE PROHIBITION AGAINST MANUFACTURING SILENCERS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 97-37-31, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
97-37-31. It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, corporation, or manufacturing establishment, within this state, to make or manufacture for sale in the State of Mississippi, any instrument or device which, if used on firearms of any kind, will arrest or muffle or tend to lessen the report of said firearm when shot or fired. It shall be unlawful to sell, offer for sale or to give away, in this state any such instrument or device, and it shall be unlawful for any person to own, use or have in his possession, any such instrument or device. Any person, corporation or manufacturing establishment violating this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) and not more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), or imprisoned in the county jail not less than thirty (30) days nor more than sixty (60) days, or both. The Attorney General is authorized to exempt any person, corporation or manufacturing establishment from the provisions of this section and regulate such exempt person, corporation or manufacturing establishment by rules and regulations promulgated by the Attorney General.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.