Mississippi May 06, 2016
Not Many People Realize That These 11 Things Are Actually Illegal In Mississippi
Distinguishing between real laws and fake ones seems easy enough, right? Well, as we learned with “
13 Silly Mississippi State Laws That You Probably Didn’t Know About,” the task is not so simple. Need more proof? These 11 Mississippi laws will definitely convince you.
1. Be careful where you park your truck in Brandon. A city law says it’s illegal to prevent someone from walking down the street by placing a truck in their way.
2. Want to hold office in Mississippi? Well, according to the law, you can’t do so if you’re an atheist.
3. In Ridgeland, it’s illegal for a home to have exterior burglar bars that are visible from the street. Those violating this law face up to a $1,000 fine.
In case you’re wondering, interior bars are permitted.
4. Attending an Ole Miss game in Oxford? Better be cautious when cheering because the city has a law on the books that says it is “illegal to cheer unless there’s a reason to.”
5. In Oxford, anyone who drives around the Square more than 100 times in one session is in violation of the law.
6. According to Mississippi law, drugstores in the state are not allowed to sell poison to children.
Wonder who they can sell it to?
7. The state law says that it’s illegal to sell the meat of a cat for food.
Can you image how many people must’ve tried to sell cat meat for this to become a law?
8. Better think twice before taking part in some cattle rustling. The crime is punishable by hanging.
9. Are you a bit of a wanderer? Then you better stay away from Mississippi; being a vagrant in the state is punishable by either a $250 fine or a month in prison.
10. Thinking of doing some fishing in Hazelhurst? Well, leave the Uzi at home because a city law says the gun cannot be used for fishing.
11. In Winona, it is illegal to honk a car horn because it could possibly scare a horse.
Did you know about these laws? Have you broken any of them? (Don’t worry; we won’t tell.)