Livingston, TN asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee

Q: Can a spouse of a convicted felon currently on probation legally own a weapon in Tennessee????

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Don Himmelberg
Don Himmelberg
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Nashville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Your spouse is not allowed to possess a firearm. Having *access* to a firearm could be enough to prove possession. Therefore, if your spouse could access the firearm, he could be facing significant jail time.

Ultimately, you have to decide if you need a gun bad enough to put your spouse at risk. Consider consulting an attorney with experience in 2nd Amendment matters, as they may be your best source of information. Ask if keeping the weapon in a safe, not traveling with it if your spouse is in the car, etc. could prevent your spouse from being put in legal jeopardy.

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