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Old 07-27-2010, 08:51 PM
 
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what do you have to do to carry a gun in tenn,how many hrs of class room,do you have to shoot at a target,how many hits??thanks
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Moving to Knoxville someday...
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Here is a link that will answer you questions.
Handgun Carry Permit Frequently Asked Questions
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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8 hour class, 4 hours in classroom, 4 hours gun training. Not sure about accuracy. Written test, fingerprint, etc.
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Moving to Knoxville someday...
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Wow, I did some internet searching and discovered that TN was an open carry state! That's awesome!
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Wow, I did some internet searching and discovered that TN was an open carry state! That's awesome!
You betcha. And when you get to the rural areas, we seriously carry in the open. It's very common for me to see people in the grocery store and such with theirs on their belt for all the world to see. It's a very comforting feeling for me. We love it. Hubby still carries his in his holster on his belt with shirt untucked. Not sure why.........
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Moving to Knoxville someday...
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You betcha. And when you get to the rural areas, we seriously carry in the open. It's very common for me to see people in the grocery store and such with theirs on their belt for all the world to see. It's a very comforting feeling for me. We love it. Hubby still carries his in his holster on his belt with shirt untucked. Not sure why.........
Yes, it is comforting to know that the good guys are armed. When I move to Knoxville next year, its going to take a little getting used to carrying my gun openly. Let me push this question one step further. Is this limited to pistols and revolvers, or does the law also allow you to carry a rifle?
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:04 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Yes, it is comforting to know that the good guys are armed. When I move to Knoxville next year, its going to take a little getting used to carrying my gun openly. Let me push this question one step further. Is this limited to pistols and revolvers, or does the law also allow you to carry a rifle?
I'm not sure, but when I lived in rural Knox County more than a few times I saw guys carrying rifles and shotguns down the street. They were dressed for hunting.
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Gallatin, TN
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Keep in mind that once you head into the more urban areas of TN, you are less likely to be welcomed with a visible sidearm. It is much more discreet.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:47 AM
 
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Keep in mind that once you head into the more urban areas of TN, you are less likely to be welcomed with a visible sidearm. It is much more discreet.
For example...Belle Meade.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Gallatin, TN
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For example...Belle Meade.
If you're referring to the guy who was questioned (not arrested) for walking Belle Meade Blvd with a very visible and high powered assault style weapon (I don't know enough about guns to speak about the differences), I think that's a totally different story. He was within the law to do so and was properly registered, etc., but it is not like he was accosted for just having a sidearm.

As I understand it, he was hoping to either get arrested or somehow use the incident to sue and thus force an agenda in the courts. That, to me, is totally different than carrying a sidearm. If I see a guy carrying an assault-style weapon down my street, I'm calling my kid indoors, locking the doors, and calling the cops. I just don't trust that there are that many sane, properly licensed people who'd do such a thing. That's entirely different than being properly registered to carry a pistol in a vehicle, in a purse, or concealed on yourself.
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