Legal Information: Tennessee

State Gun Laws

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Updated: 
November 9, 2016

If the abuser's gun(s) is taken away, what will happen to it?

It depends on how the gun was taken away.  If the abuser's gun is taken away after you file for a protection order against him/her, then the gun may be held either by the sheriff's department or local police department and given back to the abuser when the gun is returned.

If the abuser's gun is taken away after s/he is convicted of a crime, then the gun may be destroyed or re-sold, and not returned to the abuser.