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Tenn. law advice

Discussion in 'Volunteer Glockers' started by gatorider, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. gatorider

    gatorider NRA Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    Central Florida
    I am a Florida resident with a concealed weapons license. I do carry a handgun. I'm traveling to Tennessee next week to the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Eastern Tennessee. It is the BMW motorcycle rally. 10,000 people expected.
    Does Tennessee law allow me to carry a concealed weapon on this fairgrounds? If not, can I carry my handgun unloaded?
  2. why


    Oct 24, 2008
    I'm not a lawyer + not familiar with the fairgrounds, but here's what I think:
    - you may NOT carry it unloaded except in a situation it is legal to carry loaded as well;
    - you may carry on the fairgrounds UNLESS they have posted a 'do not carry' sign prominently at entrances to the fairgrounds. a simple red slash thru a pistol sign is NOT a legal posting (tho debating it with a cop isnt something you ever want to do imo)
    -as of 7/14 you may carry in restaurants (not bars contrary to what the media sez) unless they post a sign as above. you may NOT consume ANY alcohol while carrying.
    -you may not carry in a park until 9/1, and then may not carry in any local park that has a local ordnance against it.
    -you may carry openly anywhere you can legally carry concealed, tho i think it isnt wise. jmo

    If it is properly posted at the fairgrounds entrances, just stow it in your locked luggage and you should be fine. Personally, many/most cops i know are Dont Ask Dont Tell with good citizens, but you never know which cop you may draw.

    Hope you have a great trip.

    Last edited: Jul 10, 2009