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Tennessee's Open Carry


Tennessee allows open carry of loaded handguns with a permit. Long guns must be unloaded to be legally carried.

Statute

ยง 39-17-1307, 39-17-1308

What is Open Carry?

Open carry is the ability to carry a gun in plain view. Some states require a permit to open carry, and some do not, but most have restrictions on where it is legal to open carry.


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