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In Our Judgment

The official Frantz, McConnell, and Seymour, LLP blog.

Providing insight on laws that regulate the manufacture, trade, possession, transfer, record keeping, and transport of firearms, ammunition, and firearms accessories.

Tennessee’s New “Concealed Handgun Carry Permit”

Currently, there is no legal requirement for existing handgun carry permit holders to conceal their handgun.  Unlike some other states, Tennessee issues a “handgun carry permit”, not a “concealed handgun permit.” 1

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Civil Liability for Negligent Storage of Firearms

Civil Liability for Negligent Storage of Firearms

There are often news stories about a child finding a firearm and either shooting themselves or another child.  This covers some of the issues in Tennessee involving civil liability for negligent storage of firearms. 

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Guns in Tennessee Schools

Guns in Tennessee Schools

Tennessee has broad statutes controlling weapons on school property, not just firearms.  It is important to know just what is in the statutes.  The statutes are very specific.  This is only a summary of some Tennessee statutes.

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If I Can’t Buy a Gun, Can I Legally Possess One?

If I Can’t Buy a Gun, Can I Legally Possess One?

From time to time, the question comes up, can a person who cannot pass a background check to purchase a firearm, legally possess the firearms he already owns?  The answer lies in the federal legislation that regulates firearm purchases and possession, chiefly 18 U.S. Code § 922, part of the Gun Control Act of 1968.  (Yes, it’s almost 50 years old).

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Recent Changes to Laws on Firearm Possession and Local Governments

Recent Changes to Laws on Firearm Possession and Local Governments

New legislation affects local governments wanting to prohibit handgun permit holders from possessing handguns on property owned or controlled by local governments.  Public Chapter 0467 is the result of House Bill 508 and Senate Bill 445.   Note that it does not apply to property owned by the state.

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