Kingsport, TN asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee

Q: I reside in TN with a handgun permit. Is a mp40p able to be carried loaded on me since it is a pistol and not a rifle?

*note a mp40p is larger than most handguns/pistols. It has no stock to which I can shoulder it and it shoots 9mm. The classification of it when search says it's a pistol but was told it's a pistol carbine.

Just wanna be sure that be legal to carry on my person loaded if I choose to with my handgun permit

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: It is classified as a handgun as it has a short stock and is held by one hand. But it is very large and will generate attention. HCP is for handguns only, not long guns. Just because Federal Law defines it as a handgun does not mean some LEO will not try to arrest you anyway.

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