Hello, I have a son that is about to turn 18. I just saw that on https://handgunlaw.us/states/tennessee.pdf they are saying a recent court case ruled that 18-20 years old’s in TN now have the right to constitutional carry as well as get a carry permit. The states website does not have this new language.
Is USCCA aware of what the current situation is in TN is for the 18-20 age group?
I imagine, it’s so important, I can appreciate your question and hope it goes your way.
I saw a few articles about it, but they were complaining.
Personally, I think the age range is appropriate because I know some who are much older but have been known to make safe handling mistakes, thus at the younger age group, I believe with good training, they can be just as safe or safer than their older counter parts.
For what it’s worth, I encouage you to teach safe handling, but odds are you already got that covered.
I found some:
" Tennessee prohibits the possession of a firearm “with the intent to go armed.” However, as of July 1, 2021, a law was passed creating a statutory “exception” which allows permitless open and concealed carry for anyone that at least 18 years old or older, that may lawfully possess a handgun, is in a place where the person has a right to be and meets three additional criteria as defined in the table below. Some areas are off-limits, including government buildings and schools.
In April 2021, the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) sued the state of Tennessee for prohibiting 18- to 20-year-olds from carrying a concealed firearm in public or from obtaining a permit, stating that these restrictions were unconstitutional. On Jan. 23, 2023, Attorneys for the state of Tennessee entered into an agreed order in federal court with the FPC. The order stipulates that the state’s restrictions were unconstitutional and that they will no longer be enforced. The order immediately went into effect. "