Your firearm is YOUR
responsibility at all times
Firearms are unloaded and
securely stored in a location inaccessible to children and other unauthorized
Store handguns where they are not accessible to
unauthorized persons. An untrained
person should never be allowed access to a firearm.
– did the perpetrator act in a manner demonstrating intent to cause serious
bodily injury or death?
Deadly Force is never justifiable
in the defense of property
Deadly Force Definition: Any type of degree of
force that may be reasonably expected to cause death or serious bodily injury.
criminally, civilly and financially responsible for every round you fire and its final resting place Shoot only to neutralize the threat
Deadly force can only be used when you or
another person are in imminent threat of
death or serious bodily injury.
Castle Doctrine is a special
provision in Tennessee law involving forced entry into residence, business, dwelling or vehicle.
Handgun safety rules-
Always point your gun in a safe direction, Always keep your finger off the
trigger until ready to shoot, Always keep guns unloaded until ready to use.
Do not store guns loaded.
Store your guns where they
are not accessible to unauthorized persons.
You are financially
responsible for the bullet and the damage it does.
Deadly force can only be
used when you or another person is in imminent fear of death or serious bodily
You must ask yourself
before using deadly force.
Access- Does the perpetrator
have access to kill or injury you?
Am I there yet? Has your
level of fear risen to the level where deadly force would be justifiable in
You never shoot to kill the
perpetrator, never shoot to wound & never fire warning shots.
You only shoot to
neutralize the perpetrator. Stop the Threat!!!!!
Deadly force can not be
used when you feel threatened, you must be threatened.
Talk to your children about
guns. Teach them if they see a gun they should;
Leave the Area
Tell an Adult
Always be aware of your
surroundings and Always be prepared for the fight.
Keep your guard up. Your
head & eyes need to always be moving.
You should learn to shoot
with both eyes open. Use your dominant eye for aiming
Tennessee is an open carry
state, you will need a carry permit which ever way you choose to carry.
It is legal to have a fully
loaded handgun in your private owned vehicle without a carry permit.