SECTION 5: Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-17-1351, is amended by inserting the following new subsection:
(x) Nothing in this Section or elsewhere in Chapter 17, Part 13 shall be construed to require that a person issued a handgun carry permit must carry the handgun or handguns concealed. A person with a handgun carry permit shall continue to enjoy the right to carry a handgun or handguns in a manner in which the handgun or handguns are not concealed.
(I felt this addition was needed so that the law says, in no uncertain terms, that acquiring a permit does not terminate our right to carry openly).
SECTION 7: Tennessee Code Annotated, 39-17-1359, Subdivision (a)(2) is amended as follows:
(2) The prohibition in subdivision (a)(1) shall apply to any person who is authorized to carry a firearm by authority of § 39-17-1351. carrying a concealed handgun pursuant to the authority of § 39-17-1351 or who is otherwise lawfully carrying a handgun.
(This one was added to clean up a reference to the permit that I had overlooked when I was writing this last night).