New to C&C ~ State of TN Question

New to C&C ~ State of TN Question

This is a discussion on New to C&C ~ State of TN Question within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I want to be clear on posted signs at plces of business. Today I went to eat mexican and all they had was a sign ...

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    New to C&C ~ State of TN Question

    I want to be clear on posted signs at plces of business. Today I went to eat mexican and all they had was a sign that said, "Firearms prohibited on premise", no picture or any other wording. Here is the statute in TN:

    8. It is a violation of the law to carry where it is posted with this sign:

    PURSUANT TO 39-17-1359, THE OWNER/OPERATOR OF THIS PROPERTY
    HAS BANNED WEAPONS ON THIS PROPERTY, OR WITHIN THIS
    BUILDING OR THIS PORTION OF THIS BUILDING. FAILURE TO COMPLY
    WITH THIS PROHIBITION IS PUNISHABLE AS A CRIMINAL ACT UNDER
    STATE LAW AND MAY SUBJECT THE VIOLATOR TO A FINE OF NOT
    MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500).

    The wording must be substantially similar. A sign with a picture of a handgun with a slash through it is valid.


    This sign would not be valid am I correct. I do understand if asked to leave I have to as that would be tresspassing, but I want to make sure I understand signs. This would not be considered similar, seems they are saying the statute number has to be mentioned?

    Thanks

    p.s. when i get more time I will introduce myself, off to mow the lawn!


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    If I'm reading TN law correctly, The wording has to state IAW State Law, or the International gun inside the slashed circle, to be legal. IANAL so take my interpretation for what it is worth.

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    Welcome from Memphis. To quote a great philosopher, Archer51, IANAL. I don't believe their sign would be valid. OTOH, I went to a Malco movie theater to take my grandson to see Star Trek and their signs are valid. I walked back to the care very dejectedly and unwillingly and disarmed.
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    It's not legal, but they have just informed me my money is not welcome there so I would just leave and go somewhere else. Adios Muchacho
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    thanks thats what I thought, it had to mention the statute or the intl sign

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