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Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by DaneA, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. DaneA

    DaneA

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    Ok, I can't find the info I'm looking for.
    Scenario:
    Driving in a public park that is posted no guns in the state of TN. Is it legal to have a gun on you if you do not exit your vehicle?

    Reference to applicable law would be appreciated.
     
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    robhic WOLVERINE!!!! Platinum Member Silver Member

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  3. DaneA

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    Thanks but I've already been there.


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    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

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    When there is a sign posted that reads, "No Guns" most folks choose to heed it or ignore it.

    But you don't understand what it means?
    What am I missing?

    I know TN likes their stupid laws, like no hunting with a semi-auto 22, et al....



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  5. DaneA

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    The TN code excludes vehicle carry from an offense on school property. My question is if something like this applies to posted public properties such as a park.
     
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    The TCA you're referring to is an affirmative defense to the charge of carrying on school property. It is not referencing unlawful carry w/intent to go armed (39-17-1307) at parks, civic centers, etc.

    My first question would be if you actually have a Handgun Carry Permit (HCP). If not, carrying in your vehicle at all if the weapon is within reach is illegal.

    If you DO have a HCP, the new law allows you to carry in a state park.

    If you are in a park not owned by the state, it varies. Some towns/cities opted out of the state law and continued to ban weapons (including handguns) from their parks. This includes those who also have permits. This information is under TCA 39-17-1311.

    Under (b)(1) you are exempt if you have a HCP (at a state park) or if you are in any park solely for "picking up/dropping off passengers and the weapon remains in the vehicle."

    You have to strictly conform to the picking up/dropping off function. If you use this as an excuse to the officer and he has evidence to prove otherwise, you will likely be arrested. That's outlined here: