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These are the requirements for a handgun carry permit in TN:
Applicants are required to be a resident of the State of Tennessee; Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;Applicants shall not have been convicted of any felony offense punishable for a term exceeding one (1) year;Applicants shall not currently be under indictment for any criminal offense punishable by a term exceeding one (1) year;Shall not be currently the subject of any order of protection;Shall not be a fugitive from justice;Shall not be an unlawful user of or addicted to alcohol or any controlled substance and the applicant has not been a patient in a rehabilitation program or hospitalized for alcohol or controlled substance abuse or addiction within ten (10) years from the date of application;The applicant has not been convicted of the offense of driving under the influence of an intoxicant in this or any other State two (2) or more times within ten (10) years from the date of application and that none of such convictions has occurred within five (5) years from the date of application or renewal.Shall not have been adjudicated as mental defective; has not been committed to or hospitalized in a mental institution...and has not, within seven (7) years from the date of application, been found by a court to pose an immediate substantial likelihood of serious harm because of mental illness;Shall not be an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States;Shall not have been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditionsHaving been a citizen of the United States, applicants shall not have renounced their citizenship;Shall not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violenceShall not be receiving social security disability benefits by reason of alcohol dependence, drug dependence or mental disability;Shall not have been convicted of the offense of stalking;
Why would anyone want to limit the rights of the good citizens, trained and tested, cleared and checked? Not many people can pass these stringent requirements this day and time. By restricting their right to carry, you're in effect, disarming the wrong people.
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