Nashville, TN asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee

Q: Can I possess a handgun in my vehicle at 19 in Tennessee?

I work in a gun store and carry on private land separate from where I reside. I am wanting to know if I can keep a handgun in my vehicle for protection at work and at any time I must go to our farm on the private land during these times under the Castle Law or any other law.

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

A: As a general rule no. If you are military, you might get a HCP. Or you might carry it in the locked trunk unloaded to a firearm instruction class (but I do not advise this). Unfortunately you are two years too young to carry a handgun, so do not do it. A criminal charge will mess you up so that you cannot get a HCP, or even buy a firearm from a FFL. Believe me, you will have plenty of time to go armed legally later.

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