Tennessee Code Title 39. Criminal Offenses § 39-17-1303

(a) A person commits an offense who:

(1) Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly sells, loans or makes a gift of a firearm to a minor;

(2) Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly sells a firearm or ammunition for a firearm to a person who is intoxicated;  or

(3) Intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or with criminal negligence violates § 39-17-1316 .

(b) It is a defense to prosecution under subdivision (a)(1) that:

(1) A firearm was loaned or given to a minor for the purposes of hunting, trapping, fishing, camping, sport shooting or any other lawful sporting activity;  and

(2) The person is not required to obtain a license under § 39-17-1316 .

(c) For purposes of this section, “intoxicated” means substantial impairment of mental or physical capacity resulting from introduction of any substance into the body.

(d) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.


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