Tennessee Knife & Gun Laws

The F.B. I., has reported in their 2013 & 2014 reports on the most violent states to reside, placing Tennessee as the #1 most violent state.  Could this be one reason why both the  two new laws listed below, have been enacted?  Who knows, but they will give some protection to individuals who are attacked by others.  Vehicle carjackings, armed robberies at drive in banks, attacks in parking lots, are just a few.  The new gun law allows a person under the age of 21, to carry a 'loaded' firearm in their personal vehicle.  Read about these 2 new Tennessee Laws, by purchasing our publication below, after the law information.

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On July 1, 2014, two (2) new laws take affect.  One, Senate Bill 1771 by Senator Bell, removes restrictions on knives.  This law ammends Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, related to the transfer, ownership, posssionsse and transportation of certain knives, and the punishment for employing certain knives in the commission of a felony.

Senate Bill 1774

By Bell


AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to the carrying or possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1: Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-17-1307, is amended by deleting subsection (e) in its entirety and substituting instead the following:

(e) It is an exception to the application of subsection (a) that a person is carrying or possessing a firearm in a motor vehicle if:

(1)The person is not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a firearm; and

(2)The motor vehicle is privately-owned.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014, the public welfare requiring it.


Here is what this law does:

In simple terms, the carrying of various knives after July 1, 2014, will be expanded. No length restrictions, and switchblade knives will be legal to carry after July 1, 2014.

A note of caution regarding the carrying of switchblade knives, and the length of knives in other states. Currently, most states consider switchblade knives illegal. It might be a problem if you forget your switchblade is in your pocket while your traveling. Title 15, Chapter 29, 1241 thru 1245, U.S. Code, designates switchblade knives as illegal weapons. Also the length of knives accepted in the majority of states, is no longer than 4”, with some being as small as 2 1/2”.

Remember that in any state you travel outside of Tennessee, you are subject to their state laws, not the laws of Tennessee. Because of this fact, be aware of what weapons their state law allows. Weapons like switchblade knives, should be left at home, before you are charged with an illegal weapon in any other state.

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The publication below can assist you with this new law
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Vehicle Carry Law.
No permit required to carry a firearm in a personal vehicle.


Senate Bill 1774

By Bell


AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to the carrying or possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1: Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-17-1307, is amended by deleting subsection (e) in its entirety and substituting instead the following:

(e) It is an exception to the application of subsection (a) that a person is carrying or possessing a firearm in a motor vehicle if:

(1)The person is not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a firearm; and

(2)The motor vehicle is privately-owned.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014, the public welfare requiring it.

What This New Law Does:

Prior to this law taking affect, if a person were stopped for a vehicle violation by a Law Enforcement Officer and the Officer sees a firearm that is 'loaded', and the person did not have a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit, or a Carry License or Permit from any other state, this person might be charged with a violation 'The Intent Of Going Armed'.  However, on July 1, 2014, if this person is legal to own a firearm, and it is their personal vehicle, they are legal to carry it loaded.  It can be any type of firearm.  Conealed or visible.  The publication below, can assist more with this new law.  This law also changes some restrictions on citizens who have been issued a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit, or a Carry License or Permit from another state.  This information is in the publication below. 




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