Tennessee State Law

Code Section
39-17-1301, et seq.

Illegal Arms
Machine gun; short-barreled rifle or shotgun; silencer; explosive weapon; device designed, made or adapted for delivering or shooting an explosive weapon

Waiting Period
15 days

Who May Not Own
1. Convicted of felony (imprisonment exceeding 1 yr.) unless pardoned or conviction expunged; 2. Fugitives from justice; 3. Unsound mind; 4. Minors; 5. Addicted to alcohol; 6. Drug addict; 7. Convicted of illegal sale of alcoholic beverages

Law Prohibiting Firearms On or Near School Grounds
Misdemeanor or Felony. 39-17-1309


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