Ok, I am preparing for a trip to MS for spring break, to visit family. Well I was on line at the MSHP site reading up on the do’s and don’ts of concealed carry and I got to the point of alcohol
"No license issued pursuant to this section shall authorize any person to carry a concealed pistol or revolver into any place of nuisance as defined in Section 95-3-1,Mississippi Code of 1972; any police, sheriff or highway patrol station; any detention facility, prison or jail; any courthouse; any courtroom, except that nothing in this section shall preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining who will carry a concealed weapon in his courtroom; any polling place; any meeting place of the governing body of any governmental entity; any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof; any public park unless for the purpose of participating in any authorized firearms-related activity; any school, college or professional athletic event not related to firearms; any portion of an establishment, licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, that is primarily devoted to dispensing alcoholic beverages; any portion of an establishment in which beer or light wine is consumed on the premises, that is primarily devoted to such purpose"
Now the way I read it is I can go into a restaurant that serves alcohol, just as long as it is not their “primary” business and I do not consume. Well, I went to handgunlaw.us and their site stated, yes you can carry in a restaurant you just cant drink. Ok, so I thought, just to be sure, I called the MSHP CCP office and was told I could NOT carry anywhere alcohol is served. Now in my question I gave examples such as chilies, Red Lobster and Outback. The answer was the same; no, no and no.
For what it’s worth, I do not drink, my Mother-in-law loves to eat out!!!!!!!!
So any input would be great. Why is there two sources with two different answers to the same question? Can I carry at restaurants or do I need to leave it at home???