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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Gun Dealers in Tennessee.’ Gun Sales. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 26 February
Dealer Regulations in Tennessee
Federal law requires firearms dealers to obtain a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), although resource limitations prevent the ATF from properly overseeing all its licensees.
Tennessee does not require firearms dealers to obtain a state license…
A law enforcement agency may inspect the records of a dealer relating to transfers of firearms in the course of a reasonable inquiry during a criminal investigation or under the authority of a properly authorized subpoena or search warrant…
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