CC in TN and the Law

CC in TN and the Law

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    CC in TN and the Law

    I travel to TN frequently and have tried to find a concise version of the do's and don'ts regarding TN CC law. I have a SC CWP and I'm sure there are some differences in the two State's laws.


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    We have simple rules.

    *Tennessee is a licensed open carry state - no worries about printing.
    *There is no "must announce" requirement in meeting law enforcement.
    *The FIVE no-gos are:
    1. School, college, university, relevant athletic event.
    2. Restaurant which serves alcohol for on-premises consumption.
    3. Park, playground, civic center, or other government owned area for the purpose of recreation.
    4. Courtroom.
    5. Properly posted area.

    That's about as plain as it gets. Any questions? There are several of us that can answer.
    The preceding post may contain sarcasm; it's just better that way. However, it is still intended with construction and with the Love of my L-rd Y'shua.

    NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, Tennessee Certified Instructor

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    I think that pretty well covers it.

    In SC there is a must announce to law enforcement when they ask for id

    Although not required by TN, is it advisable to do so?

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    complete coverage (handgunlaw.us probably most concise:

    http://www.michie.com/tennessee
    section 39-17-13

    summary, but not linked:
    Department of Safety Internet-Handgun Carry Permit T.C.A. Codes

    Handgunlaw.us
    sidebar: "US Off Limits N-W"

    - OS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
    Although not required by TN, is it advisable to do so?
    Opinions vary. Frankly, I don't see why it wouldn't be a good thing.
    The preceding post may contain sarcasm; it's just better that way. However, it is still intended with construction and with the Love of my L-rd Y'shua.

    NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, Tennessee Certified Instructor

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    Just Google "Tenn Gun Laws" and you get all kinds of official info, It's that easy!

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    Get use to eating at Mcdonalds.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCHornet View Post
    Just Google "Tenn Gun Laws" and you get all kinds of official info, It's that easy!

    NCH
    I got kind of bogged down on the TN statutes - they are arranged awkwardly. But you would probably say the same about SC. And NRA-ILA, although good, aren't exactly comprehensive and accurate.

    Planning a trip over the next day or two and was trying for the quick and lazy way out from you guys who already know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kentuckycarry View Post
    Get use to eating at Mcdonalds.....
    SC CWP teaches similar no carry where hooch is served. But SC law is really not that clear about that as has been discussed on another thread.

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    What areas are you traveling too? Gatlinburg is a little tricky because of the geographic layout - there's a small area going from the Park out into town (almost like a peninsula) where carrying isn't allowed. We have a few residents of that area who are members here, hopefully they'll jump in and explain that more clearly.

    Other than the Gatlinburg area, the laws are pretty straight forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean3 View Post
    What areas are you traveling too?
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    Roan Mountain/Elizabethton

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    If ya'll don't mind another question about Tn...
    I'm taking a trip to the Memphis Zoo this weekend. Is this considered a park? Do they have any specific rules or laws against carrying?

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    Not sure about the Memphis Zoo but I know TN_Mike and a few others live in the Memphis area. I'm sure at least one of them knows the restrictions there.
    Jack

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    Memphis zoo is not posted and on their site, nothing talks about this. I would carry. You can call to find out (901) 276-9453 but I'm sure whoever answers the phone has no clue.

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    Isn't the zoo located in Overton Park? If so I believe that would be off limit by state law.

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