“Sec. 91. Be it further enacted, That no body of men, except the organized militia, the troops of the United States, and organizations of Confederate veterans, Grand Army of the Republic, and Spanish-American War veterans, shall maintain an armory or associate together at any time as a company or organization for drill or parade with firearms, and the latter organization can have such privileges only with the consent of the Governor of this State; provided, that associations wholly composed of soldiers honorably discharged from the service of the United States may parade in public with arms upon the reception of any organizations of soldiers returning from said service and for escort duty at the burial of deceased soldiers, with the written permission of the Mayor and Aldermen of the city or the Sheriff of the county. Students in educational institutions where military science is a prescribed part of the course of instruction may, with the consent of the Governor, drill and parade with firearms in public.
Sec. 92. Be it further enacted, That whoever violates the provisions of the preceding section, or belongs to or parades with any such unauthorized body organization of men with firearms, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.”
Acts of the State of Tennessee Passed by the Fifty-Sixth General Assembly 1909 (Nashville, TN: McQuiddy Printing Company, 1909), 1438-1439. Chapter 400 (House Bill No. 816)—An Act to Organize the Militia of the State of Tennessee, and for the Government of the Same, and to Repeal All Laws and Parts of Laws in Conflict Herewith, §§ 91-92. Passed April 29, 1909.