There is another thread running that is making me ask my question. If you want to read the other thread, it's here.
Now, whether you agree or disagree with the OP on that thread is irrelevant to my question. What his post disclosed to me that I was unaware of was that the State of Tennessee doesn't have absolute preemption on gun laws. This is from HGLaws Tennessee info:
From the information provided by the OP in the other thread, it would appear that Belle Meade has a city ordinance pre-dating state preemption that prohibits any form of carrying a loaded firearm, license or not.Quote:
39-17-1314. Local regulation of firearms and ammunition preempted by state regulation - Actions against firearms or ammunition manufacturers, trade associations or dealers.
(a) No city, county, or urban-county government shall occupy any part of the field of regulation of the transfer, ownership, possession or transportation of firearms, ammunition or components of firearms or combinations thereof; provided, that the provisions of this section shall be prospective only and shall not affect the validity of any ordinance or resolution lawfully enacted before April 8, 1986.
So, I guess I really have two questions.
1. Is it legal or illegal to CC with a valid permit within the city of Belle Meade, TN?
2. Based on the preemption limitation of ordinances enacted before April 8, 1986, are there any other cities in Tennessee where carrying is illegal?
Please, don't let the content of the other thread confuse the question. I do drive through and stop in Tennessee when going to see my sister so I find this preemption question to be valid and confusing.