Crime… and its Aftermath

GUNS AND WEAPONS: YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: Lesson 5

Circumstances Where Carrying a Gun is Illegal

  • You may only carry a concealed firearm if you have a concealed carry permit, unless you are on your own property, or in your own home, or at your own place of business. (Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1308.)
  • You cannot carry a weapon in any courtroom, unless you are on active military duty, or are working for the court. (Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1306.)
  • You can carry a gun in Tennessee public recreation areas if you have a handgun carry permit UNLESS there is a school activity going on in the park. If so, the gun is illegal even with a permit. (Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1311.)  
  • It is illegal to carry a concealed firearm in Tennessee without a concealed carry permit, unless you are on your own property, or in your home, or place of business.
    • For a first violation, there will be a fine of up to $500, up to 30 days in jail, or both. A second or later violation means a fine of up to $500, up to six months in jail, or both. (Tennessee Code Ann. § 39-17-1307.)
  • It is against the law to carry a weapon into any kind of courtroom, or on school property.
    • There will be a fine of up to $3,000, up to six years in prison, or both. (Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1306.)
  • It is illegal to carry a gun in public recreation areas.
    • There will be a fine of up to $2,500, up to one year in jail, or both. (Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1311.)
  • Punishment is worse for threatening to hurt someone with a gun.

 

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