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What gun charges can mean for your hunting license

Gun laws in Tennessee are relatively lax in comparison with much of the rest of the United States. While this grants many people the freedom to own a gun, it does not mean that the gun owner can be irresponsible as a result. It’s important to remember that harsh consequences can occur after gun laws are broken in Tennessee.

In Tennessee, any person is eligible to purchase a shotgun or rifle as long as they are at least 18. However, gun owners should make sure that they fully understand the laws associated with gun ownership.

What are the most notable gun laws in Tennessee?

Tennessee firearm restrictions must be respected at all times. For example, it is lawful to carry a handgun in a vehicle, whether it is concealed or stored openly. However, it is not lawful for the firearm to be carried in your clothing when you drive

If you are approached by a law enforcement officer in Tennessee, you do not have the legal obligation to notify them that you have a firearm on your possession. However, if the officer asks to view your firearm and your permit, you are legally obligated to present them both to him or her on request.

You must also obey all “No Weapons” signs in the state of Tennessee. You could face legal consequences if you enter a premises that displays a “No Weapons” sign while carrying a firearm on your person.

How can a gun charge affect my hunting license?

If you have ever been charged with the violation of a gun law in Tennessee, it is very likely that you will be unable to successfully renew, acquire or keep your existing gun license. Firearm owners should make sure that they research all of the applicable gun laws here in Tennessee to ensure that they are operating within the laws of the state.

Those, who have been accused of committing a firearms violation must begin to immediately build a strong criminal defense in order to be able to legally hunt game here in Tennessee and continue to legally exercise their Second Amendment rights.

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