This is so important, I wanted to post this separately from the other post I started on the subject, because many believe, as I myself did that Part C, discussed in the other thread allows a person to carry a gun in a vehicle on school property. Here is John Harris's reponse to my post about this on the TFA website:
"The entire school grounds issue is poorly written and we have been trying to change it now for 15 years.
The problem arises under the distinction(s) if any between 39-17-1309 subsections B and C. B is almost always applied by law enforcement and DA's to bolster the position that knowing possession on school grounds, even in a car, is a felony. C has, in my experience, only been used when a firearm is discovered in a vehicle and law enforcement believes that at the time the driver was unaware that it was in the vehicle."
This has some serious implications. One is it may mean that even if you have an unloaded gun in the trunk, you are still knowingly bringing a gun on school property.
So contrary to what logic and reason may imply and how part C reads to you, it is illegal to knowingly carry a gun in a vehicle on school property in Tennessee.
John is an attorney, a CCW instructor, and unfortunately for some of us, knows how the law is being applied.
Well there MAY be one exception: if you are delivering or picking up, it would appear that you can have a gun in the car. But be aware, it may have to be in an 'unreachable' location, such as the trunk or else it may be considered 'in possession of' or some other ambiguous interpretation.