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Constitutional Carry win for Tennessee

3rd State in 2021 Passes Permitless/Constitutional Carry

Good news from the home state of Davey Crockett. Provided Governor Bill Lee signs the legislation into law, Tennessee will become the third state in 2021, to enact permitless carry. This legislation is commonly referred to as constitutional carry. Governor Lee sponsored the bill, so it is unlikely he will veto the bill.

tennessee passes constitutional carry

On March 29, 2021, the Tennesee House of Representatives voted to pass the legislation. It passed with a vote of 64-29. The bill didn't need the support of 5 Republicans who voted against it.

What is in the Legislation?

The legislation would go into effect on July 1st. It would allow adults, 21 and older who are not prohibited from possessing firearms, the legal right to open or conceal carry a loaded handgun in public, without a permit. The law also grants the same rights to active duty military members 18-20 years old.

This comes as great news for Tennesee and gun owners across the country. However, some feel the law did not go far enough. The bill only applies to handguns. It does not provide the same protections for carrying long guns.

Tennessee has a solid Republican majority legislature, so I suspect that they will look to expand gun owner rights in the state.

We believe this is good news even if you don't live in the Volunteer State. Pro-gun laws are being signed by governors across the country. This is despite an opposite desire in the federal legislative and executive branches.

Already this year Utah Governor Signs Constitutional Carry Bill Into Law and Montana Constitutional Carry have both passed similar laws that remove the permit requirement to exercise the individual's right to keep and bear arms.

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5 Responses to Constitutional Carry win for Tennessee

  1. Mark kuenning March 30, 2021 at 5:46 pm #

    All 50 united states should pass similar legislation to insure that good law abiding citizens are armed. If the federal government gets their way only criminals will be armed. Way to step up Tennessee! We applaud you!!

    • Whitetiger March 31, 2021 at 7:11 pm #

      It shouldnt have to pass anything but here we are 🙂 Awesome news on the Tenn front

    • Ken Gove April 3, 2021 at 4:52 pm #

      The 2nd Amendment gives us the right to carry without a permit. Why should there be any other law to say we have that right? I think since we are at that point though, every state should be nationally lateral with same law. I am a retired 21 year Army infantry veteran and a former police officer as well. Training should be required for those that carry.

  2. Mark A Trombley March 31, 2021 at 5:00 pm #

    Thankyou Tennessee for being a stepping stone for the rest of the U.S.A we need to get this across the board to enable us citizens to legally carry and to defend ourselves against criminals and against a tyrannical gvt who may want to disarm you s like Venezuela. Look what happened there. The gvt took those guns and used them against the civilians for control as a communistic country. Look also to North Korea and communist China for control fanatics who want to run and ruin our country. They take our guns, it’s over USA a fact you need to look at!!

  3. Thomas Sawyer March 31, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

    I saw something today from guns.com concerning this and there were different things about this bill that sheds more on the bill than what is stated here. I don’t remember all of it so I think maybe it should be brought up for a discussion that you guys on concealed carry can enlighten us more about.

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