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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Open Carry in Tennessee.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 18 June
Open Carrying in Tennessee
Tennessee prohibits the possession of a firearm "with the intent to go armed."
Persons with handgun carry permits are exempt, and may carry loaded handguns openly.
The state also allows possession of an unloaded rifle, shotgun or handgun on or about the person where the ammunition for such weapon is not in the immediate vicinity of the person or the weapon…
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