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Tennessee Open Carry

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by 21Glocker, Jun 26, 2012.


  1. 21Glocker

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    I live in Florida and have the respective florida concealed carry permit, however my family also has a vacation home in Tennessee that is visited many times a year. My question is, is there a way to obtain a Tennessee Handgun Carry permit, to be able to open carry in Tennessee, being a Florida resident?
     

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  2. vinstang67

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  3. DScottHewitt

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    Looks like from the reciprocity page that they recognize any valid permit from another state when you are visiting.



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  4. oem3105

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    Your permit is just as valid here as in Florida. Take a look at the reciprocity link for the details.
     
  5. ca survivor

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    you can carry concealed in Tennessee with your Fl. CWP. and GA, SC, NC, and many more bordering states.
     
  6. PEC-Memphis

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    From my understanding:

    Tennessee does not allow a person to carry a firearm "with intent to be armed" without a permit.

    The Tennessee permit is a "Handgun Carry Permit" (HCP). It (in general*) doesn't include other (non-handgun) weapons. But is is not a "concealed carry permit" either. It is legal to carry a handgun openly (but not brandishing) or concealed with a valid Tennessee HCP or state permit with reciprocity.

    http://www.tn.gov/attorneygeneral/op/2005/op/op154.pdf

    http://www.tn.gov/safety/handgun/reciprocity.shtml

    Depending upon your location, and other circumstances, you may attract attention from the general public and/or law enforcement if using the OC provision in Tennessee.

    *Long guns may be carried loaded in a vehicle with ammunition in the magazine, but not in the chamber (unless physically threatened), provided the carrier has a valid TN HCP.

    http://www.tn.gov/safety/handgun/handguntca.shtml
     
  7. 21Glocker

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    Thank you guys for the info, however i was more looking for the provision of being able to OPEN carry. I know tennessee is one of the reciprocity states.I don't think that with my CWL from florida i would be able to open carry in tennessee.
     
  8. PEC-Memphis

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    Did you read:

    http://www.tn.gov/attorneygeneral/op/2005/op/op154.pdf
     
  9. 1smoothredneck

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    +1 on this. Good Post. And I'll second the caveat about open carry in Tn. Really could tangle you up. Just keep it concealed, and you know u r gtg...