Lebanon, TN asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee

Q: I’m 18 and wondering if I can keep a handgun in my vehicle?

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A: In Tennessee, the law regarding handguns and their possession by individuals under 21 can be complex. As an 18-year-old, you are typically allowed to possess a handgun, but there are restrictions on how and where you can carry it.

Regarding keeping a handgun in your vehicle, Tennessee law generally permits individuals who are legally entitled to possess a firearm to transport and store a firearm in their private vehicle. However, this does not necessarily equate to a broad right to carry the handgun on your person or outside the vehicle.

It's important to be aware of both state and local regulations, as they can vary and might impose additional restrictions or requirements. Also, consider the implications and responsibilities that come with possessing a firearm. Safety and legal compliance should always be your top priorities.

If you're unsure or have specific questions about your situation, it would be wise to consult with an attorney. They can provide detailed guidance tailored to your circumstances, ensuring that you stay within the bounds of the law.

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