Tennessee Code Title 39. Criminal Offenses § 39-17-1358

(a) The sheriff or chief law enforcement officer may retain applications and files related to the approval or denial of any application submitted from October 1, 1994, to October 1, 1996, if the applications and files are relevant to any pending litigation.  After the pending litigation is concluded, the applications and files shall be destroyed.

(b) Except as otherwise specifically provided in §§ 39-17-1351 and 39-17-1352 , a violation of §§ 39-17-1351 -- 39-17-1360 is a Class B misdemeanor punishable only by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500).

(c) Any party aggrieved under the terms of §§ 39-17-1351 -- 39-17-1360 by the denial, suspension or revocation of a permit, or otherwise, may file a writ of mandamus, as provided by law.  The action shall also allow the recovery of any actual damages sustained by the party.  The aggrieved party, if prevailing in action, shall also be entitled to recover those costs and attorney's fees reasonably incurred or relating to the action.

(d) Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to alter, reduce or eliminate any personal civil or criminal liability that an applicant may have for the intentional or negligent use of a firearm.

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