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    Application for a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Supplemental Instructions

    Application for a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Supplemental Instructions

    QUESTION 13(A) – Have you ever been adjudicated as a mental defective or have you been committed to or hospitalized in a mental institution?

    Under 2009 Public Chapter 578, effective January 1, 2010, the applicant should answer ‘yes’ if he or she has been judicially committed to or hospitalized in a mental institution pursuant to title 33 (otherwise known as ‘involuntary commitment’).

    An applicant who was voluntarily committed is legally able to answer ‘no’ to Questions 13(A).

    A person who was judicially/involuntarily committed and who answers ‘no’ to Question 13(A) is making a false statement under penalty of perjury.

    T.C.A.§39-17-1351(c) (12) That the applicant has not been adjudicated as a mental defective, has not been judicially committed to or hospitalized in a mental institution pursuant to title 33, has not had a court appoint a conservator for the applicant by reason of a mental defect, has not been judicially determined to be disabled by reason of mental illness, developmental disability or other mental incapacity, and has not, within seven (7) years from the date of application, been found by a court to pose an immediate substantial likelihood of serious harm, as defined in title 33, chapter 6, part 5, because of mental illness;

    http://tennessee.gov/safety/handgunmain.htm

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    .....and.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbanger View Post
    Application for a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Supplemental Instructions

    QUESTION 13(A) – Have you ever been adjudicated as a mental defective or have you been committed to or hospitalized in a mental institution?

    Under 2009 Public Chapter 578, effective January 1, 2010, the applicant should answer ‘yes’ if he or she has been judicially committed to or hospitalized in a mental institution pursuant to title 33 (otherwise known as ‘involuntary commitment’).

    An applicant who was voluntarily committed is legally able to answer ‘no’ to Questions 13(A).

    A person who was judicially/involuntarily committed and who answers ‘no’ to Question 13(A) is making a false statement under penalty of perjury.

    T.C.A.§39-17-1351(c) (12) That the applicant has not been adjudicated as a mental defective, has not been judicially committed to or hospitalized in a mental institution pursuant to title 33, has not had a court appoint a conservator for the applicant by reason of a mental defect, has not been judicially determined to be disabled by reason of mental illness, developmental disability or other mental incapacity, and has not, within seven (7) years from the date of application, been found by a court to pose an immediate substantial likelihood of serious harm, as defined in title 33, chapter 6, part 5, because of mental illness;

    http://tennessee.gov/safety/handgunmain.htm
    Most states ask the same question but don't go into the obiter dicta extreme.

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    The reason for the explanation is because of a law change that took effect Jan 1, 2010.

    Prior to then if you had ever been hospitalized period in a mental institution, even if voluntary you had to answer Yes and would be denied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallguy View Post
    The reason for the explanation is because of a law change that took effect Jan 1, 2010.

    Prior to then if you had ever been hospitalized period in a mental institution, even if voluntary you had to answer Yes and would be denied.
    That's progress.

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    Thats sorta progress small baby steps

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