HB 2, 2013 Regular Session, amends Section 97-37-1, and there are several questions dealing with the open carry provisions – not the concealed weapons portion.

Q Can an individual carry a firearm openly on private property such as a retail store, grocery store, or restaurant?

A This bill does not change the right of a private property owner to prohibit the carrying of weapons. A private property owner or manager of a retail store, grocery store, or restaurant may exercise his property rights and deny entry to persons carrying weapons on his property verbally, by posting a sign, or by other means.