Gun Laws in Tennessee

If you’re going to own a fire-arm, it’s best to know the laws of your state; unlawful possession of a gun can be a nasty charge. Each state regulates their gun laws differently. Here’s a basic overview of Tennessee laws:

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The Tennessee state constitution states that “the citizens of this state have a right to keep and bear arms for their common defense; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms with a view to prevent crime.” This has been interpreted as a right for people to have and use guns lawfully, as in the defense of the home or for hunting. A license is only required for conceal or open carry. Any out-of-state permits are recognized as long as that person isn’t a resident of Tennessee. It was recently decided that lawfully keeping a fire-arm in your vehicle, as long as you are the rightful owner, is not a punishable offense.

Texas’ preemption statute prevents localities from further regulating guns except in 4 specific instances.

If you own a firearm, always remember to practice gun safety. Should you find yourself arrested for gun possession, Nashville Bonding Company can help. For more information, please give us a call at (615) 255-1800.