Legal Information: Tennessee

State Gun Laws

May 18, 2022

I do not have a protection order against the abuser, and s/he has not been convicted of a crime, is there anything I can do?

You can still make a plan for your safety. See our Safety Tips page for more information. You can also contact your local domestic violence organization for additional help. See our TN Advocates and Shelters page to find a local domestic violence organization near you.

For addition information on gun laws in Tennessee, you can go to the Giffords Law Center website.

1 TN ST § 39-17-1316

I've read through all of this information, and I am still confused. What can I do?

Trying to understand both federal and state law can be confusing, but there are people out there who can help you better understand the law and your rights under the law.

  • You can contact the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit to get more information about the federal firearm law and how it applies to you: 1-800-903-0111, ext. 2.
  • You can contact a local domestic violence organization in your area. See our TN Places that Help page.

You can write to our Email Hotline.

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