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8 hours ago, mondojackal said:

I am attending the Lebanon gun show tomorrow. Our home address has changed, and I've updated the electronic record via tn.gov, but I don't have a new physical license yet

Am I going to be able to purchase a firearm at the show?

Good question. I would put the new addresses you used online, because that is the records they will check, and because its required by law. I suspect the issue then would be up to the individual FFL looking at your ID. I’d take a copy of an electric bill or something with your name and the new address on it. Didn't the website give you something to printout?

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5 minutes ago, mondojackal said:

Good advice, Dave. Thank you. I grabbed a bill and have a screenshot of my address change from when I made the change online. Hopefully that will be sufficient!

I like your optimism that you will find something to buy that requires a background check. 🤣

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Went to the show today. I expected high prices, but saw consistently high prices at a lot of booths. I found what I wanted, but price was a bit too rich for me. Wasn't too crowded, but it was pretty busy overall. 


Good experience overall. Would be really fun if the government wasn't trying to threaten our freedoms right now.

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Gun shows are a waste of time right now, unless you want something you just can't live without and don't mind paying over top dollar for it.

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Just to chime back in here. I recently purchased another from our local sporting + outdoors chain and they let me purchase with old address on my license because I had already made the correction electronically. I just needed my confirmation number from tn.gov and all was well. I could easily see this varying from store to store, though. 

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