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let me note that while I believe this question to be a definite yes for allowing full carry in public, I think carry in public needs careful consideration. In larger urban areas such as within a city limit carrying in public will and has resulted in a bunch of people doing the panic/freak out thing and hollering for the police to come get this guy carrying a gun away from me. I have seen this happen, the police told the guy to please conceal as people were freaking out. The permitted carrier simply put a coat over the weapon and went on his way.
Concealed carry is much more appropriate in urban areas. My Tennessee permit does not say "concealed carry", it says "permit to carry" but even then I always carry concealed. I can still pull my concealed weapon from my holster within 2 seconds of how fast I can pull from a non-concealed holster but I don't risk someone deciding they want to be a hero and disarm me or a thief trying to steal my weapon from me.