I was told by three leos in gatlinburg to cover my holstered weapon with my vest and to not open carry....my permit was for concealed and that is all that they honor....open was reserved for leo only......i didnt want to argue with two children and two disabled people with me so I complied....im still here for a few more days but i think their info is wrong as was their info about me being arrested on my way through the national forest where weapons are probibited....funny thing, they asked me to conceal my weapon without asking if i had a permit or asking to see it
Last edited by thedevilrobyjohn; 05-27-2013 at 12:16 PM.
Tn had one permit for both. Your choose.
Tn honors Va. Permit, so when in Rome.
AND you CAN CARRY in the Nat./State forest, just not the building. Restroom, visitors centers, ect.
The Gatlnburg PD needs a talking to!
Last edited by Beetlefarmer; 05-27-2013 at 05:01 PM.
99% of your firearms-related interactions in Tennessee will be either neutral or positive.
That said, Tennessee does have a statute (or was it just an AG opinion?? Someone help Please) that says you must show your permit to an officer upon request.
I know it said permit and not identification, so if an officer asks for your I.D. hand them the permit.
Though, a comedic exchange may go
"Can I see your I.D.?"
Depends, can I see yours? Cop outfits go for $100 online. You could be Adam for all I know
Note: the above was satire and is NOT advice.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -- Thomas Jefferson
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin
T.C.A. 39-17-1351 (n)(1): "Except as provided in subdivision (n)(2), a permit issued pursuant to this section shall be good for four (4) years and shall entitle the permit holder to carry any handgun or handguns that the permit holder legally owns or possesses. The permit holder shall have the permit in the holder's immediate possession at all times when carrying a handgun and shall display the permit on demand of a law enforcement officer."
"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."
"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin