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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Guns in Vehicles in Tennessee.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 5 August
Guns in Vehicles in Tennessee
Tennessee generally prohibits carrying a firearm with the intent to go armed. However, persons with handgun carry permits are generally exempt, and may carry loaded handguns openly.
Tennessee also expressly allows handgun carry permittees to transport unloaded long guns in privately-owned motor vehicles. Persons without a valid handgun carry license may transport unloaded long guns in motor vehicles if there is no clip or magazine containing ammunition inserted into the rifle or shotgun or otherwise in close proximity to both the long gun and any person…
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