- Aug 21, 2003
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- Chattanooga, TN
Sigh... just when I was planning to move to an apartment sometime within the next year this comes up. It doesn't make sense why the AG would want to inhibit someone's right to defend life and home by allowing paranoid Landlords to ban guns, even with CP's that is just plain stupid IMOTennessee: AG says landlords can ban tenants' guns
NASHVILLE Attorney General Bob Cooper says landlords can ban their tenants from bringing firearms into their property even if they have handgun carry permits.
Cooper said in an opinion released Wednesday that landlords can either include a firearms ban in the lease or through signs posted on the property.
But Cooper adds that violators couldn't face criminal charges if the landlord doesn't post signs.
The opinion was requested by Republican Rep. Tony Shipley of Kingsport. Legal opinions issued by the attorney general indicate his office's interpretation of the law, but unlike court opinions, they aren't binding.
One doesn't even want to tempt fate by asking potential Landlords if guns are allowed and somehow go ahead with the possession of a firearm for defense purposes.
Granted in certain Tennessee cities (*ahem* Memphis comes to mind) this is understandable if not a hazardous decision because a handgun/firearm would make PERFECT sense in an apartment dweller's home.
How long before it's spread to other states?