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I was told today by a Tennessee resident that it is illegal to have a round in the chamber while in a vehicle in Tennessee even with a permit. I have looked through some of the statutes and could not find that but maybe I missed it. Is it correct that a weapon cannot be carried with a round in the chamber in a vehicle in Tennessee even with a gun permit recognized by Tennessee?

I did find this statute but it applies to loaded rifles and loaded shotguns.
Public Chapter 431 – Loaded Rifles and Shotguns in Vehicles – This act allows a person with a handgun carry permit to possess a loaded rifle or loaded shotgun in a privately owned vehicle. The act provides that the weapon cannot have ammunition in the chamber except in the case that an individual permit holder feels physically threatened
 

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The law applies to long arms only. Those with a valid Handgun Carry Permit (and Tennessee recognizes all other state permits [for handgun carry only]) can carry a loaded handgun--with one in the chamber if it is a pistol.
 

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Roger on what Ditto said, its 100% legal to carry in a vehicle with one in the chamber, that is if youre legally carring..

This is not an opinion, but a fact!!!!
 

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+2, one in the pipe is good to go if licensed.
 

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The law applies to long arms only. Those with a valid Handgun Carry Permit (and Tennessee recognizes all other state permits [for handgun carry only]) can carry a loaded handgun--with one in the chamber if it is a pistol.
Yep, Falcon nailed it. 100% correct.
 

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I can't say what the law is for a jurisdiction, but it can be
a serious limitation and risk if a round is not in the chamber.

At least it should have a double action trigger, or uncocked single action,
or an engaged safety, and be in a secured enclosure/holster.
 

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Thanks for all the responses. I'm glad to know that I haven't been breaking the law as I go to Tennessee at least once a month and have always carried with a round in the chamber! When the guy from Tennessee told me that it was against the law, I thought I'd better check it out. THANKS
 

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Since you asked about handguns, above is true. However since long arms were brought up, even with HCP you can't carry a long gun in car with one in chamber. magazine/tube can be full and attached, but chamber to be empty
 

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But, this Wednesday or Thursday, I have to remember to separate my loaded magazines from my pistol, and store them likewise, before I cross the Georgia border. I wish that it would be best if Ohio and Georgia would quit this nonsense and this CCW ******* contest, that causes pestering and arrests.
 
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