§ 39-17-1301 Part definitions
§ 39-17-1302 Prohibited weapons
§ 39-17-1303 Unlawful sale, loan or gift of firearm
§ 39-17-1304 Restrictions on firearm ammunition
§ 39-17-1305 Possession of firearm where alcoholic beverages are served
§ 39-17-1306 Carrying weapons during judicial proceedings
§ 39-17-1307 Unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon
§ 39-17-1308 Defenses to unlawful possession or carrying of a weapon
§ 39-17-1309 Carrying weapons on school property
§ 39-17-1310 Affirmative defense to carrying weapons on school property
§ 39-17-1311 Carrying weapons on public parks, playgrounds, civic centers and other public recreational buildings and grounds
§ 39-17-1312 Inaction by persons eighteen (18) years of age or older, including parents or guardians, knowing a minor or student illegally possesses a firearm
§ 39-17-1314 Local regulation of firearms and ammunition preempted by state regulation — Actions against firearms or ammunition manufacturers, trade associations or dealers
§ 39-17-1315 Written directive and permit to carry handguns
§ 39-17-1316 Sales of dangerous weapons — Certification of purchaser — Exceptions — Licensing of dealers — Definitions
§ 39-17-1317 Confiscation and disposition of confiscated weapons
§ 39-17-1318 New serial numbers for confiscated firearms
§ 39-17-1319 Handgun possession prohibited — Exceptions
§ 39-17-1320 Providing handguns to juveniles — Penalties
§ 39-17-1321 Possession of handgun while under influence — Penalty
§ 39-17-1322 Defenses
§ 39-17-1323 Commission of certain offenses while wearing a body vest
§ 39-17-1324 Offense of possessing a firearm during commission or attempt to commit dangerous felony
§ 39-17-1350 Law enforcement officers permitted to carry firearms — Exceptions — Restrictions — Identification card for corrections officers
§ 39-17-1351 Handgun carry permits
§ 39-17-1352 Suspension or revocation of license
§ 39-17-1353 Review of revocation or suspension
§ 39-17-1354 Judicial review of department determination
§ 39-17-1355 Applicability of Uniform Administrative Procedures Act
§ 39-17-1356 Duplicate permits
§ 39-17-1357 Notice of address change
§ 39-17-1358 Retention of records — Violations
§ 39-17-1359 Prohibition at certain meetings — Posting notice
§ 39-17-1360 Rules and regulations
§ 39-17-1361 Execution of documents by sheriff or chief of police
§ 39-17-1362 Imitation firearm — Defined — Offense to display in threatening manner in public place

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 39 > Chapter 17 > Part 13

  • affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Benefit: means anything reasonably regarded as economic gain, enhancement or advantage, including benefit to any other person in whose welfare the beneficiary is interested. See
  • Bodily injury: includes a cut, abrasion, bruise, burn or disfigurement, and physical pain or temporary illness or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty. See
  • Club: means any instrument that is specially designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by striking a person with the instrument. See
  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Crime of violence: includes any degree of murder, voluntary manslaughter, aggravated rape, rape, especially aggravated robbery, aggravated robbery, burglary, aggravated assault or aggravated kidnapping. See
  • Criminal negligence: refers to a person who acts with criminal negligence with respect to the circumstances surrounding that person's conduct or the result of that conduct when the person ought to be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur. See
  • damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deadly weapon: means :

    (A) A firearm or anything manifestly designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting death or serious bodily injury. See

  • Defendant: means a person accused of an offense under this title and includes any person who aids or abets the commission of such offense. See
  • docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Explosive weapon: means any explosive, incendiary or poisonous gas:

    (i) Bomb. See

  • felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Firearm: means any weapon designed, made or adapted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or any device readily convertible to that use. See
  • Firearm silencer: means any device designed, made or adapted to muffle the report of a firearm. See
  • Force: means compulsion by the use of physical power or violence and shall be broadly construed to accomplish the purposes of this title. See
  • gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Government: means the state or any political subdivision of the state, and includes any branch or agency of the state, a county, municipality or other political subdivision. See
  • guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Handgun: means any firearm with a barrel length of less than twelve inches (12²) that is designed, made or adapted to be fired with one (1) hand. See
  • Harm: means anything reasonably regarded as loss, disadvantage or injury, including harm to another person in whose welfare the person affected is interested. See
  • Hoax device: means any device that reasonably appears to be or is purported to be an explosive or incendiary device and is intended to cause alarm or reaction of any type by an official of a public safety agency or a volunteer agency organized to deal with emergencies. See
  • Immediate vicinity: refers to the area within the person's immediate control within which the person has ready access to the ammunition. See
  • indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Intentional: means that a person acts intentionally with respect to the nature of the conduct or to a result of the conduct when it is the person's conscious objective or desire to engage in the conduct or cause the result. See
  • interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Jail: includes workhouse and "workhouse" includes jail, whenever the context so requires or will permit. See
  • jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Knife: means any bladed hand instrument that is capable of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by cutting or stabbing a person with the instrument. See
  • Knowing: means that a person acts knowingly with respect to the conduct or to circumstances surrounding the conduct when the person is aware of the nature of the conduct or that the circumstances exist. See
  • Knuckles: means any instrument that consists of finger rings or guards made of a hard substance and that is designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by striking a person with a fist enclosed in the knuckles. See
  • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Law enforcement officer: means an officer, employee or agent of government who has a duty imposed by law to:

    (A) Maintain public order. See

  • litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Machine gun: means any firearm that is capable of shooting more than two (2) shots automatically, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger. See
  • Mental institution: means a mental health facility, mental hospital, sanitarium, psychiatric facility and any other facility that provides diagnoses by a licensed professional of mental retardation or mental illness, including, but not limited to, a psychiatric ward in a general hospital. See
  • Minor: means any person under eighteen (18) years of age. See
  • misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Obtain: includes , but is not limited to, the taking, carrying away or the sale, conveyance or transfer of title to or interest in or possession of property, and includes, but is not limited to, conduct known as larceny, larceny by trick, larceny by conversion, embezzlement, extortion or obtaining property by false pretenses. See
  • Official proceeding: means any type of administrative, executive, legislative or judicial proceeding that may be conducted before a public servant authorized by law to take statements under oath. See
  • Owner: means a person, other than the defendant, who has possession of or any interest other than a mortgage, deed of trust or security interest in property, even though that possession or interest is unlawful and without whose consent the defendant has no authority to exert control over the property. See
  • Person: includes the singular and the plural and means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, copartnership, association, corporation, governmental subdivision or agency, or other organization or other legal entity, or any agent or servant thereof. See
  • probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: means anything of value, including, but not limited to, money, real estate, tangible or intangible personal property, including anything severed from land, library material, contract rights, choses-in-action, interests in or claims to wealth, credit, admission or transportation tickets, captured or domestic animals, food and drink, electric or other power. See
  • prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public place: means a place to which the public or a group of persons has access and includes, but is not limited to, highways, transportation facilities, schools, places of amusement, parks, places of business, playgrounds and hallways, lobbies and other portions of apartment houses and hotels not constituting rooms or apartments designed for actual residence. See
  • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Restricted firearm ammunition: means any cartridge containing a bullet coated with a plastic substance with other than a lead or lead alloy core or a jacketed bullet with other than a lead or lead alloy core or a cartridge of which the bullet itself is wholly composed of a metal or metal alloy other than lead. See
  • Rifle: means any firearm designed, made or adapted to be fired from the shoulder and to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed metallic cartridge to fire a projectile through a rifled bore by a single function of the trigger. See
  • Serious bodily injury: means bodily injury that involves:

    (A) A substantial risk of death. See

  • Services: includes labor, skill, professional service, transportation, telephone, mail, gas, electricity, steam, water, cable television or other public services, accommodations in hotels, restaurants or elsewhere, admissions to exhibitions, use of vehicles or other movable property, and any other activity or product considered in the ordinary course of business to be a service, regardless of whether it is listed in this subdivision (35) or a specific statute exists covering the same or similar conduct. See
  • Short barrel: means a barrel length of less than sixteen inches (16²) for a rifle and eighteen inches (18²) for a shotgun, or an overall firearm length of less than twenty-six inches (26²). See
  • Shotgun: means any firearm designed, made or adapted to be fired from the shoulder and to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed shotgun shell to fire through a smooth-bore barrel either a number of ball shot or a single projectile by a single function of the trigger. See
  • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Switchblade knife: means any knife that has a blade which opens automatically by:

    (A) Hand pressure applied to a button or other device in the handle. See

  • testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Unloaded: means the rifle, shotgun or handgun does not have ammunition in the chamber, cylinder, clip or magazine, and no clip or magazine is in the immediate vicinity of the weapon. See
  • writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105