Effective July 1, 2021, Tennessee’s Constitution Carry law allows individuals over the age of 21 (or military members between ages 18 to 20) to carry a firearm, both concealed and open, with or without a carry permit. However, this new law does not impact a private Tennessee business’ right to prohibit the possession of weapons on its property, including possession by employees; provided, the business displays the required notice outlined in T.C.A. Section 39-17-1359 and permits individuals to store the firearm within his or her vehicle under Tennessee’s Guns in Trunks law (T.C.A. Section 39-17-1313).
As a refresher, Tennessee’s Guns in Trunks law allows individuals to transport and store a firearm or firearm ammunition in the person’s motor vehicle while on or utilizing any public or private parking area if the following is true: