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The practice of firearms law may involve a wide variety of skills.  For example, it is not uncommon for attorneys who practice firearms law and Second Amendment law to have experience with a variety of constitutional law principles as well as experience with both civil and criminal law issues.   The practice of firearms law may involve the representation of clients in civil court, criminal court, and in disputes with various state and federal agencies including the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Department of Safety, the Department of Corrections, the Election Commission and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.  Although based in Nashville, Tennessee, the Harris Law Office provides these services throughout the State of Tennessee and can represent individuals and business in all jurisdictions.

Tennessee's firearms laws and practice address a wide range of issues which may require the assistance of an attorney.  We have assisted clients in a variety of circumstances and cases that include topics such as

  • The civilian handgun permit application process

  • Problems with the purchase or transfer of handguns, longarms and class III weapons

  • Problems with and investigations by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms concerning federal firearms licenses

  • Problems with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives concerning possession of certain categories of weapons

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms forfeiture proceedings

  • Problems involving the possession of alleged stolen firearms or "unregistered" firearms

  • Investigations concerning the use of deadly force under circumstances constituting self-defense

  • Problems with the illegal possession of firearms which may include the possession of loaded firearms without the state required permit, possession of firearms in places where such possession is prohibited

  • Land use issues involving the operation of gun clubs, commercial ranges and private ranges

  • John Harris has served as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Firearms Association since 1995.  He has served as a guest lecturer and instructor on numerous firearms related topics since that time.  Mr. Harris considers speaking invitations throughout Tennessee to talk about topics such as

    • Tennessee civilian handgun permit laws

    • the use of deadly force under Tennessee Law

    • Tennessee's handgun and firearms laws

    • firearms laws

    • the Tennessee legislative process

    • organization of gun clubs

    • the Tennessee Firearms Association

    If you would like to contact Mr. Harris about speaking engagements, you can reach him at the contacts listed in his biography page.


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