Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
State of Tennessee. 2012 ‘Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1316(q)(1), etc..’ Firearms Law Database - Private Sales in Tennessee. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 3 January
Private Sales in Tennessee
Private firearm transfers (i.e., transfers by non-firearms dealers) are not subject to a background check requirement in Tennessee.
Tennessee prohibits any person from purchasing or attempting to purchase a firearm knowing that he or she is prohibited by state or federal law from owning, possessing or purchasing a gun.
Tennessee also prohibits any person from selling or offering to sell a firearm to a person with knowledge that the prospective purchaser is prohibited by state or federal law from owning, possessing or purchasing a firearm…
No person may intentionally, knowingly or recklessly sell a firearm or ammunition to a person who is intoxicated.
Finally, any person who gives or sells a firearm to a service recipient (defined as a person who is receiving service, has applied for service, or for whom someone has applied for or proposed service because the person has a mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, or a developmental disability) in a hospital or developmental center, whether on the premises of the facility or elsewhere, knowing such person to be suffering from a mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, or developmental disability, is criminally liable for a felony…