Tennessee Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Tennessee Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Tennessee gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Tennessee can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Tennessee State Constitution

"That the citizens of this State have a right to keep and to bear arms for their common defense; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms with a view to prevent crime."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"That the citizens have a right, in a peaceable manner, to assemble together for their common good, to instruct their representatives, and to apply to those invested with the powers of government for redress of grievances, or other purposes, by address or remonstrance."

"That the sure and certain defense of a free people, is a well regulated militia; and, as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to freedom, they ought to be avoided as far as the circumstances and safety of the community will admit; and that in all cases the military shall be kept in strict subordination to the civil authority."

Tennessee Gun Laws

Tennessee Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Tennessee Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source: HandgunLaw.us)
Tennessee Handgun Carry Permits (Source: Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security)
Tennessee Handgun Carry Permits Frequently Asked Questions (Source: Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security)

Tennessee Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting in Tennessee (Source: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency)
Tennessee Hunting Licenses & Permits (Source: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency)
Go Outdoors Tennessee Purchase Licenses & Permits Online (Source: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency)
Tennessee Hunter Education Information (Source: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency)

Tennessee Shooting Ranges

State of Tennessee Firing Ranges (Source: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's WhereToShoot.org)
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NRA.org)
All Shooting Ranges (Source: RangeListings.com)

Tennessee Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source: IDPA.com)
IDPA Matches (Source: IDPA.com)
USPSA Clubs (Source: USPSA.org)
USPSA Matches (Source: USPSA.org)
USA Shooting Clubs (Source: USAShooting.org)
USA Shooting Matches (Source: USAShooting.org)
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source: 4-HShootingSports.org)

Tennessee NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Tennessee State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Tennessee Gun Shows and FFLs

Tennessee Gun & Knife Shows (Source: GunShows-USA.com)
Tennessee Gun Shows (Source: GunShowTrader.com)
Tennessee FFL Holders (Source: FFLGunDealers.net)
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source: FBI.gov)
Tennessee Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source: FixNICS.org)

Tennessee's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Tennessee Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Gubernatorial (Source: VoteSmart.org)
State Legislature (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Statewide Officials (Source: VoteSmart.org)
NRA's Ranking of Utah Public Officials (Source: NRA-PVF.org)

Tennessee Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Tennessee State Checkbook (Source: Open The Books)
Tennessee State Employees (Source: Open The Books)
Tennessee Personal & Economic Freedom Ranking (Source: CATO Institute)
Tennessee Civil Asset Forfeiture (aka "Policing For Profit") Ranking (Source: Institute for Justice)

Tennessee State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Tennessee State Business Tax Climate Rank (Source: Tax Foundation)
Taxes in Tennessee (Source: Tax Foundation)