Felons and the mentally ill are prohibited from purchasing and possessing handguns or firearms on a federal level. No law Tennessee makes would supercede that.
I think that most do not realize a majority of States (29) allow carry without a permit. Kentucky, Alabama, Michigan, Louisiana, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Missouri, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nevada, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Maine, Vermont, California, and Alaska all allow open carry w/o a permit.
By Chris Davis, Susan Ellis, Toby Sells, and Maya Smith
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