TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Kate Prince on May 4, 2021

Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), a California-based gun-rights organization, has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the age restrictions in Tennessee’s permitless carry law, the Times Free Press reports. The new gun law goes into effect on July 1 and will allow most adults aged 21 and older to carry handguns in public without state-issued permits. The civil rights complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee on behalf of three Knox County men who are between the ages of 18 and 20 and excluded from permitless carry under the new statute. The lawsuit claims there are federal constitutional problems with regard to the age requirements in the new law. According to the FPC’s website, the group has filed similar suits in California and Pennsylvania.