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Legal Information: Tennessee

State Gun Laws

Laws current as of November 27, 2023

What is the definition of a felony?

Throughout these gun law pages, we will refer to gun laws that make it illegal for someone convicted of a felony to have a gun. A felony is a more serious crime than a misdemeanor.

In Tennessee, felonies are crimes punishable by one year or more in state prison.1

1 TN ST § 40-35-110