Mississippi's gun laws are at least as encouraging as Texas. We have what is known as the "Castle Doctrine" stating that a person's home is his castle and he has the right to use deadly force to defend it. Here, the Castle Doctrine also extends to our cars, in response to carjackings. No permit needed to have a weapon loaded or unloaded, open or concealed in your home or car. Open-carry is also allowed without a permit, but you need a permit to legally carry concealed. Most everybody has guns and many carry them in vehicles. Hardly anyone practices open-carry and who knows how many concealed weapons are around.
The point is, we almost never hear of ordinary citizens getting into arguments and shooting at each other. When a shooting occurs it's almost always the thugs and gang-members taking each other out. And very few accidental shootings among the permit concealed carry bunch. When we loosened our carry laws a few years ago, the liberal media promised a bloodbath, but it didn't come to pass.
“We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.” - Mark Twain