Tennessee carry, ANY kind of carry, is by permit only, otherwise it must be unloaded, encased and out of normal reach to qualify for federal/state transport legalities. I just moved to tennessee from Michigan and my MI permit expired so I am SOL till I go thru the safety class and apply for my TN permit. sucks big time. Otherwise TN is fairly friendly to those of us who exercise our 2A rights. Some cities can regulate, or still have old laws grandfathered in concerning carry in their boundries. I think TN needs some improvement in pre emption area and licencing but, I'm new here. good luck in your move.