TN Permits Explained
As of January 2020, Tennessee’s handgun permitting system has two tiers: the Concealed Handgun Carry Permit (which is easier to get but has some restrictions) and the Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit (which requires more training but has fewer restrictions). This free course offers a quick comparison to help you decide which permit is best for you.
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- Available types of permits
- TN Handgun Permit Office
- TN Handgun Permit Online Application
- Email the Department of Safety’s Handgun Office (Phone: 615-251-8590)
- Tennessee Code (in full)
- Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1351 (Enhanced Carry Permits)
- Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1366 (Concealed Carry Permits)
- Citizens Safety Academy's info page on Enhanced Carry vs. Concealed Carry