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State of Tennessee. 2012 ‘Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1319(a)(2), etc..’ Firearms Law Database - Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess in Tennessee. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 3 January

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Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess in Tennessee

Tennessee prohibits any juvenile (person under age 18) from knowingly possessing a handgun.

No person may intentionally, knowingly or recklessly sell, loan or make a gift of a firearm to a minor (person under 18 years of age). The transferor may claim as a defense to prosecution that the firearm was loaned or given to a minor for the purposes of hunting, trapping, fishing, camping, sport shooting or any other lawful sporting activity, and the transferor is not required to obtain a license under Tennessee gun dealer laws.

Tennessee also prohibits any person from intentionally, knowingly or recklessly providing a handgun, with or without remuneration, to any person the seller or transferor knows or has reason to believe is a juvenile. Federal age restrictions impose stricter limits.

There is no minimum age to possess rifles and shotguns in Tennessee…

ID: Q6998

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