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Flowchart for Legal Carry

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I have spent some time analyzing the TN gun laws for my own knowledge and tried to simplify the most common scenarios that many of us may encounter.  The following flowchart doesn't include all situations like employees of universities with permits, for example.  However, I tried to include what I understood as the laws and how they pertain to those with and without a permit.  I am not sure that this is exactly correct and the law seems to be a bit more complicated than I would like, but I attempted to put it in a format that I could more easily consume.  I would appreciate any feedback or help in validating what is here.  Please do not bank on this being 100% acccurate as laws change and my interpretation may not have been correct in some situations.  Hopefully it helps some of us not get into unnecessary trouble.


EDIT:  Updated May 21, 2022, with information about playgrounds and national parks.


TN Gun Carry Law Flowchart - updated May 21 2022.pdf

Edited by StephenB
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7 hours ago, Defender said:

I like this!  Do you have one for HCP and enhanced HCP?

It has a branch in the flow that asks the question if the individual has a concealed or enhanced.  I started to do a flow with the perspective of the permit itself, but quickly discovered it flows better based on where you may be going and then ask the question about the permit where it's relevant.

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2 hours ago, chances R said:

Doesn't included an option for employees of post-secondary educational institutes with ECP and notification of campus police for allowable carry.

Agree.  I saw that in the law but did not include it as a common scenario; however, I'll probably go back and include situations like that, federal parks, etc.  Thanks

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