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Old September 14, 2014, 07:31 AM   #1
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Tennessee Gun Rights Expanded

It appears that a new law was, very quietly passed starting in June, that allows for your vehicle to now be an extension of your home. You may have a loaded firearm in your vehicle, no permit required to do so.

http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/25977251...rms-in-vehicle

Odd thing is, none of the local TV or newspapers carried this story in Nashville. A positive step forward !

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Notice: Until 7/1/2014 It is illegal to carry a loaded handgun in a vehicle without a valid permit/licenses to
carry. Beginning 7/1/2014 if you can legally possess a firearm then Section (e) below becomes law on that
date and if you can legally own a firearm and in a privately owned vehicle you can carry without a
permit/license.
39-17-1307. Unlawful Carrying or Possession of a Weapon. —
(a) (1) A person commits an offense who carries with the intent to go armed a firearm, a knife with a blade
length exceeding four inches (4), or a club.
(2) (A) The first violation of subdivision (a)(1) is a Class C misdemeanor, and, in addition to possible
imprisonment as provided by law, may be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500).
(B) A second or subsequent violation of subdivision (a)(1) is a Class B misdemeanor.
(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.
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Old September 14, 2014, 10:15 AM   #2
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We have had similar here in Texas since 2007. I don't remember it being a big "News" deal here either which is probably for the best for us firearm owners. I occasionally make use of this right especially when traveling in the rural parts of South Texas.
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Old September 14, 2014, 11:59 AM   #3
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It certainly made waves when the legislature was going to pass un-licensed open carry earlier this year ( it was part of the same bill )

The current permit holders threw a fit, more so than any other group.
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Old September 14, 2014, 06:12 PM   #4
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It certainly made waves when the legislature was going to pass un-licensed open carry earlier this year ( it was part of the same bill )

The current permit holders threw a fit, more so than any other group.
And in Texas, some of the strongest opposition to reducing their ridiculously draconian training requirements came from instructors, who saw their cash cow being slaughtered on the altar of civil rights and common sense.
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Old September 14, 2014, 08:43 PM   #5
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We've had that same law in SC for a long time. That creates another problem though. When a person drives onto school property with a gun in the car (like to pick up or drop off a child) they are committing a crime under federal law.

However unlikely, what if a lockdown is called while you're attending a parent conference or after school event? Your gun could be discovered and then you'd be in deep kim chee.

SC fixed this problem a few years ago. The federal law specifically exempts anyone authorized (to have a gun on campus) under state law. While stopping short of allowing campus carry, it does permit anyone with a CWP to have a gun in the car as long as the car is occupied or locked.

So a teacher, staff member or parent can now have a gun in their car without fear of prosecution... as long as they have a CWP.
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Old September 14, 2014, 10:17 PM   #6
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And in Texas, some of the strongest opposition to reducing their ridiculously draconian training requirements came from instructors, who saw their cash cow being slaughtered on the altar of civil rights and common sense.
While this makes sense, and I am aware of some instructors who weren't exactly overjoyed about some of the side-effects of the law, I'm not aware of any instructors who actually officially opposed the law in any practical sense.

What I'm saying is that while I heard a few complain about it, I never saw any evidence that CHL instructors had actively opposed the passage of the law. Do you have any references that might support the contention that CHL instructors actively opposed the vehicle carry law? I'd be interested to see it.
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Old September 15, 2014, 09:20 AM   #7
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I may be wrong but the way it looks is in TN you can carry a loaded firearm in your car without a permit like a extension of your house . As long as it is not for the purpose of going armed . Just like the TN knife law that leaves it up to the Officer to take what you say and make a decision , is it to be armed or other reasons . ?
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Old September 15, 2014, 09:26 AM   #8
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weapons in car

It's always been legal to carry a hand gun in your car truck,because it's an extension of your home in ms.. But it's illegal to carry long guns in a gun rack,the ones the go in the back window of a truck,it's ok on a hunting lease,not on the street,go figure.They just passed the open carry,anyone over 21can carry a pistol on their hip or tucked in their pants,as long as everybody can tell it's a pistol it's legal,it can't be fully concealed.You have to have a cap $ 140.00 three weeks later it comes in the mail,no shooting test,just standard fbi an local checks for warrants etc.
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Old September 15, 2014, 09:35 AM   #9
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As I read it befor 07/01/2014 you had to keep ammo seprate hand gun or long gun unless you had a carry permit . Now in TN long gun or hand gun can be loaded without a permit in your vehicle without the purppose of going armed .
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Old September 15, 2014, 03:46 PM   #10
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As I read it befor 07/01/2014 you had to keep ammo seprate hand gun or long gun unless you had a carry permit . Now in TN long gun or hand gun can be loaded without a permit in your vehicle without the purppose of going armed .
Correct, You may now have a loaded firearm in your vehicle.
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