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Open carry permit/concealed

Sexypicklesucker

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So to start off I'm 20 and I've been OC since I was 18 and I live in KY primarily. But I have family in Tennessee. So I was wondering if there was a way to be able to open carry/concealed carry in TN. I can't get a concealed carry permit permit yet (I'm in the army btw and every other state would let me) does KY even issue OC permits anymore and would it transfer states? I can't find anything that helps online so I figured I would ask.
 

color of law

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I would first start here: http://www.handgunlaw.us/

Tennessee statute: 39-17-1319. Handgun possession prohibited -- Exceptions.
(a) As used in this section and § 39-17-1320, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) "Handgun" means a pistol, revolver, or other firearm of any description, loaded or unloaded, from which any shot, bullet, or other missile can be discharged, the length of the barrel of which, not including any revolving, detachable, or magazine breech, does not exceed twelve inches (12"); and
(2) "Juvenile" means any person less than eighteen (18) years of age.
(b) Except as provided in this section, it is an offense for a juvenile to knowingly possess a handgun.

I think Active Military can get a license.
 
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Sexypicklesucker

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I would first start here: http://www.handgunlaw.us/

Tennessee statute: 39-17-1319. Handgun possession prohibited -- Exceptions.
(a) As used in this section and § 39-17-1320, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) "Handgun" means a pistol, revolver, or other firearm of any description, loaded or unloaded, from which any shot, bullet, or other missile can be discharged, the length of the barrel of which, not including any revolving, detachable, or magazine breech, does not exceed twelve inches (12"); and
(2) "Juvenile" means any person less than eighteen (18) years of age.
(b) Except as provided in this section, it is an offense for a juvenile to knowingly possess a handgun.
I've read that and it don't really tell me anything useful lol I mean it says I need a permit for both but I can't get a permit because I don't have a primary residence and or work in the state
 

Ghost1958

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I've read that and it don't really tell me anything useful lol I mean it says I need a permit for both but I can't get a permit because I don't have a primary residence and or work in the state
A permit has never been needed to OC in ky.
Tennesse one permit covers both modes of carry
 

color of law

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What do you mean contrary to their constitution?
Section 26.
That the citizens of this state have a right to keep and to bear arms for their common defense; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms with a view to prevent crime.
The state has a choice to regulate open carry or concealed carry, not both. And the reading the section and all supporting case (other than TN case law) law the meaning is to regulate conceal carry only.
 

Sexypicklesucker

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The state has a choice to regulate open carry or concealed carry, not both. And the reading the section and all supporting case (other than TN case law) law the meaning is to regulate conceal carry only.
So open carry according to there laws would be legal. But I really don't wanna end up in handcuffs
 

HPmatt

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I've got my Texas LTC and remember driving thru TN - that it is dependent on the officer asking to see the license.
So you don't think Military ID would work? Hopefully it lists your legal name....
 

solus

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Handgunlaw.us ~ TN:

Minimum Age for Permit/License: 21 ( 18 for Veterans/Active Military)

Where is your DL from ~ TN or Ky?
 
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