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    Hello everyone. I just moved to Knoxville, TN from just outside of chicago. Needless to say, I am glad to finally be able to exersize my right to carry a firearm.

    I have read and re-read the packing.org page on TN. I have been reading everything I can possibly get my hands on to learn about the laws in Tennessee. There is one thing that I can not seem to find for the life of me.

    I am a resident alien in this country (Read: Not a citizen). I have lived here for 21 years and the next time my residency comes up for renewal I plan to become a US citizen. My question is, can people who are not citizens of the US but are citizens of TN apply for, and receive their CCW permit?

    Thank you in advance!

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    Found it on their website

    http://www.state.tn.us/safety/driver.../dlcitizen.htm

    INS I-551 Permanent Resident Alien Card
    I'm good to go.

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    See also

    http://www.state.tn.us/safety/handgun/handgunfaqs.htm

    Effective July 1, 2005, all new handgun permit applicants must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency unless such applicant has already provided this proof and it is documented on their driver license record.

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    Well BigBoost, after 21 years in the Unites States, you have finally moved to a free country... Welcome to America, and to TN!

    Thank you for coming legally. Best wishes for your citizenship!

    There's a few guys from this site ( www.tngunowners.com ) fromthe Knoxville area... We get together every so often at the local level, very much like the VCDL guys/gals do in VA.



    molonlabetn

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    Well I'm finally moving to a free state. I've enjoyed living in the free country almost all my life

    I don't want to start an immigration battle, but I think I hate illegals more than any citizen of the country simply because they make people like me who go through the whole process look bad. That's another story for another day though.

    Glad I could find the info I needed and I will be carrying by the end of the summer

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    I was referring to Illinois gun laws being so oppressive as to be liken unto another country...

    Cheers,

    molonlabetn

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    Ah, now I get it

    Forgive me, I'm a little...slow...sometimes.

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    Welcome to TN and to OCDO BigBoostDSM.

    ProguninTN

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    Welcome friend.

    Being in Knoxville, you may want to check out the Knoxville chapter of the TFA.
    Life Member: Tennessee Firearms Association, GOA, NRA.
    Member: Florida Carry

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    What's the TFA?

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    Tennessee Firearms Association

    Mr. John Harris is the workhorse behind this one... he has done alot of good work (sometimes without much recognition) for ALL gunowners in teh state of Tennessee, but especially for those with CHPs**

    We have a Handgun Carry Permit, not a CCW... small distinction, but important. As my permit instructor said, "you can duct tape it to your forhead if you want to."

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    With a TN handgun permit you can OC if you wish.

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    Yep I know. I've pretty much read and reread the whole packing.org site on TN and I've done my research elsewhere also.

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    Welcome BigBoost,

    try www.handgunlaw.us, seems to be more info and more current then packing.org.
    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson

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    Thanks man, I have been questioning a couple of the laws accuracy. Now I've got some more bathroom material

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