I'm new so I sure hope this is the right forum to post this thread in 'cause I saw some sticky about deleting my thread if it is in the wrong forum. :/
I have been reading through Tennessee Code Annotated, various Attorney General opinions and Chapter 428 of the 2009 Public Acts of Tennessee for days now and have attended a concealed carry class but still am confused on carrying with a permit in parks, etc. Can anyone help? My questions are regarding the following:
-Having a handgun in your vehicle only when you are at an otherwise prohibited park
-Since you can't carry on an athletic field being used by a school at the time, I would like to know how to tell whether or not an athletic field is considered a part of the school property or the park when it adjoins both
-Public recreation buildings
-Roadside rest area
-Federal buildings and what exactly constitutes a federal building - Social Security office count?
-County courthouse when no court is in session or in rooms other than the actual courtroom itself
-Drivers license office
-Carry in a bar without consuming alcohol
-I know you can carry in a Chili's when you are seated at a restaurant table as long as you don't drink, but can you be seated in the bar if you don't drink or do you have to stay out of the bar area completely?
-Can you carry your firearm in an otherwise prohibited location if it is disassembled (field stripped)?
Of course, I have read lots and lots of individual opinions not citing actual codes and that doesn't help. I need actual statute numbers that I can verify before I will be a believer, ya know? I would be most thankful if anyone can help.