As a citizen of the United States, and of the State of Tennesee, it is YOUR responsibility to know the law and how it applies to you. Below you will see a list of both weapons and self-defense laws that you should review regularly. It's not just about protecting you and your family physically. While that is important, it's about protecting you and you and your family financially, morally, emotionally, and legally as well!

An official copy of the T.C.U. can be directly accessed and reviewed by going to:

For those who do not know, code (laws), are organized by Title (first number) - Chapter (Second Number) - and Part (first digit[s] of last number). You should familiarize yourself with the following laws as much as possible if you own a firearm, that you intend to keep for home defense, and ESPECIALLY if you intend to carry that firearm on your person each day.

Title 39, Chapter 11, Part 6 - Justification Excluding Criminal Responsibility:

39-11-604 Reckless injury of innocent third person

39-11-605 Civil remedies unaffected

39-11-611 Self-defense

39-11-612 Defense of third person

39-11-622 Justification for use of force - Exceptions - Immunity from civil liability

Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 - Weapons:

39-17-1351 - 1358 Handgun Carry Permits

39-17-1302 Prohibited weapons

39-17-1306 Carrying weapons during judicial proceedings

39-17-1307 Unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon

39-17-1309 Carrying weapons on school property

39-17-1310 Affirmative defense to carrying weapons on school property

39-17-1311 Carrying weapons on public parks, playgrounds, civic centers, and other public recreational building and grounds

39-17-1313 Transporting and storing a firearm or firearm ammunition in permit holder's motor vehicle

39-17-1315 Written directive and permit to carry handguns

39-17-1320 Providing Handguns to juveniles - Penalties

39-17-1321 Possession of a handgun while under the influence - Penalty

39-17-1322 Defenses

39-17-1359 Prohibition at certain meetings - Posting notice

39-17-1360 Rules and regulations

Miscellaneous Other Relevant Laws:

Title 62 Chapter 35 Private Protective Services Licensing and Regulatory Act

Title 70 Chapter 4 Miscellaneous regulations

70-4-103 Fox hunting - Training of hunting dogs - Penalty

70-4-112 Hunting and chasing raccoons regulated - Training season - Violations, penalties

70-4-117 Possession of weapons in areas inhabited by big game - Penalty

10-7-504 Confidential records - Exceptions

Title 63, Chapter 6, Part 218 - Medicine and Surgery General Provisions

63-6-218 - Good Samartian Law