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  1. From regularly reading here the one item I’m aware of where the State does not apparently exercise any authority is shooting on private land. I’m always reading of people asking “Is it legal to shoot on my property in...?” The response always seems to be “Check with the local sheriff.” I feel based on experiences I’m aware of, law enforcement is a terrible resource as to what is legal and what is not. So often I’ve seen LEO’s giving wrong information. When an actual State statute can be cited, or even a local ordinance can be referenced if the State doesn’t trump, that is authoritative.
  2. All great news! I’m still learning TN statutes, obviously. I’m confused about the preemption thing because it seems not all facets of firearm regulation are reserved by the State. I’m glad this aspect is not controlled by local municipalities.
  3. I found this, but it may just muddy the waters... "From General Rules and Regulations Park Police Firearms are not permitted in any park managed by the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, hereafter referred to as the Board. No hunting, trapping or killing of animals in any park. No fires are permitted unless in designated fire pits or barbecue grills. Those fires must be maintained and supervised by an adult of 21 years of age or older." This drives home the point to me that TN is in desperate need of State preemption in this area in addition to others.
  4. My criteria in holster may be way different than your criteria but I won't carry OWB in anything less than level II retention. I really like Safariland ALS.
  5. I can see that certainly being a problem. I know of restrictions in other areas which prohibit the relocation of wildlife. Maybe that’s already against the law in Tennessee and those jerks just chose to disregard that law. Moving wildlife around runs the risk of spreading all types of diseases and parasites and that’s why other areas prohibit the practice. That doesn’t stop people though from illegally relocating raccoons which they have trapped. That has led to the spread of rabies from one area to another.
  6. To go further, if you're acting as a manufacturer via your FFL & SOT you better also have a letter or contract with a government agency or police department. I've read of guys claiming they were producing samples to demo and market to police departments but they had no solicitation from any law enforcement agency. Their argument reportedly didn't get much traction with ATF.
  7. It would make ecological sense if TN would allow eradication efforts with regards to coyotes and hogs to be conducted without any type of license, equipment or season restrictions. Both coyotes and hogs are invasive species that wreak havoc on the native flora and fauna.
  8. If you're building from scratch, my recommendation is that you don't have all the parts until you receive your approved Form 1. To have all of the parts without the tax stamp, even if they are not assembled, may be considered as "constructive possession." That's not a headache you want to deal with. If you change course and don't build from scratch, my suggestion is to purchase a gun that is configured as you like albeit with a pistol brace. Then submit the Form 1 and install a stock once you've received back the tax stamp. Another alternative is to purchase the rifle you want al
  9. As I type this, CapitolArmory.com lists them as in stock for $75 plus S&H.
  10. I sold a Lightning Link for a little north of $11k a couple of years ago. Given the price I see them going for now, I guess it was sold at a bargain.
  11. I will respectfully disagree. On the one hand, if there’s no written law or ordinance prohibiting such, it’s not against the law. On the other hand, a patchwork of laws from one municipality to the other as they fill voids which the State has not addressed is nothing but a hodgepodge of regulation waiting to trip someone up and allowing multiple fiefdoms within the State. I wouldn’t think preemption in this area of firearms would be a concern in Tennessee. I thought Tennessee had a strong gun rights climate, even among the State level politicians. The fact that a gun can be legally sa
  12. The address change form, ATF Form 20, generally comes back within a few weeks. It's really not a big deal. The fact that the rules for discharge of firearms in Tennessee differs from municipality to municipality points to the need for preemption at the State level in this regard.
  13. Took me a while to find it, but straight from BATF. Last page sums it up. https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/ruling/2011-4-pistols-configured-rifles-rifles-configured-pistols/download
  14. I found plenty of posts on various other forums agreeing with what I wrote, but figuring you would want something with a little more authority than another Internet forum lawyer, perhaps this will fit the bill... The last sentence makes the point. “Can I travel both within my state and across sate lines with my SBR? You are free to travel with your SBR within the same state as you reside. When traveling out of state first and foremost understand the laws of the state you are traveling. If local state residents can not posses a SBR then you as a visitor can not either. Before tra
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