Bill introduced to eliminate permit requirement to openly carry handguns in Tennessee

Bill introduced to eliminate permit requirement to openly carry handguns in Tennessee

January 13th, 2017 by The Tennessean in Politics State

Tennessee State Capitol downtown Nashville. Photo by Ricky Rogers (The Tennessean) 4/27/2000

Photo by Ricky Rogers

A bill that would allow Tennesseans to openly carry handguns without first obtaining a permit was introduced this week by Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough.

Those interested in carrying a handgun in a concealed manner would still be required to obtain a permit, according to the recently filed bill.

As it is written, the legislation only applies to handguns and not other firearms such as shotguns.

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