Just got back from vacation in the smoky mountains. There are lots of different laws for concealed carry in Tenn. then from my home in Missouri. I went into a restaurant that had absolutely no gun buster sign. I also knew that as long as I didn't drink, I should be ok to CC given there was no sign at the entrance. After ordering a water, I noticed a sign across the room that said carrying a weapon where alcohol was served or sold made me guilty of a misdemeanor. Before you guys make me feel dumb, I know its my responsibility to read the laws through and through before traveling. My question is, is this law common in most states? If so, why are the signs not at the entrance. I chose to continue eating because leaving would not have made me any less guilty. Why would a state notify you after you have committed the crime? Even though I don't drink and carry, in Missouri, I could if I really wanted to, and then a bordering state in a complete 180. I am very thankful for living in Missouri. Also, I feel like I don't want to go back to the wonderful state of Tenn. because I cannot even legally carry in gas stations because alcohol is sold there. What do you guys think? The sign said it was state law BTW and I also saw it in a couple liquor stores in the same town I ate in. I did not see these sign anywhere in west tenn.