Eight States Eliminate or Partially Reject TN Handgun Permits for Reciprocity

The Tennessee Firearms Association confirms through the Department of Safety that 8 states that did accept Tennessee's handgun permits for reciprocity no longer do or accept only some of them.
The Tennessee Firearms Association confirms through the Department of Safety that 8 states that did accept Tennessee’s handgun permits for reciprocity no longer do or accept only some of them.
Tennessee Firearms Association
Tennessee Firearms Association

Tennessee-(Ammoland.com)- The Tennessee Firearms Association confirms through the Department of Safety that 8 states that did accept Tennessee’s handgun permits for reciprocity no longer do or accept only some of them.

Tennessee changed its law effective January 1, 2017, so that a small number of individuals 18-20 years old can apply for civilian handgun permits. That small group is, for reasons not entirely clear as a matter of constitutional analysis, limited to those individuals who are in or retired from the military.

As a result of this change in the law, Tennessee Firearms Association asked in writing of the Tennessee Department of Safety which states, if any, had changed their reciprocity status with Tennessee regarding handgun permits.

Based on the reply from the Department of Safety, it appears that EIGHT (8) states have limited or eliminated their willingness to accept Tennessee handgun permits for reciprocity purposes.

  • Colorado will not honor permits issued to 18-20 year olds or non-resident permits.
  • Delaware, as of September 23, 2017, they will no longer recognize non-resident Tennessee permits.
  • Florida will not honor permits issued to 18-20 year olds or non-resident Tennessee permit holders
  • Nebraska will not honor 18-20 year old permits.
  • North Dakota will not honor permits issued to 18-20 year olds
  • Washington will no longer honor Tennessee permits.
  • West Virginia will not honor permits issued to 18-20 year olds or non-resident permits.
  • Wisconsin will not honor 18-20 year old permits.

PS If you want to help us move to get rid of gun free zones, to enact constitutional carry, and to push back against an unwilling legislative leadership and an uncooperative administration, please consider this request to join, renew and support the Tennessee Firearms Association. Asking for your member support of TFA is a call to action both financially and, more importantly, a call to affirmative action of individual engagement in a real battle for the restoration of our rights.

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DJ9r
DJ9r
4 years ago

This brief article really doesn’t tell the whole story. North Dakota has a two-tiered permit system, and the lower tier also allows 18-to-20-year-olds to get a permit. When ND started this system, several states (including Tennessee) decided they would not recognize the lower-tier permit, almost certainly because of the lower age limit. ND also has a law that says they will recognize permits from any state that recognizes ND’s permit. I am relatively sure that if Tennessee ever decides they will recognize both of ND permits, then ND will do the same, but until they do, the ball is in… Read more »

John Buonanno
John Buonanno
4 years ago

You know that if you pack a black powder pistol it is not recognised as a firearm an so it is OK. Even in Commiefornia .look it up , six shots is better than no shots ! If you have to show someone your brass framed model 1861 Navy in 36 cal , he will likely need a diaper change and if given an exit route you may never have to demonstrate , that’s how Clint would do it ! The movie Unforgiven. And others. With our new leader in place I think soon we will enjoy rights that were… Read more »

Colonialgirl
Colonialgirl
4 years ago

Strange !!!
The Military and Congress has ALWAYS thought it acceptable to issue FIREARMS to those same 18 year olds; Even when they were conscripted under threat of jail if they did not go.

Tionico
Tionico
4 years ago

or how about that dirtbag Attorney General of the State of Washington, (the creep who, on his own initiative with NO complaint filed by anyone, decided it was his sworn duty to sue a semi-retired grandmother who runs a flower shop and respectfully declined an invitation from two males, faithful customers of hers for more than a decade, to come to their “wedding” and decorate the place wiht her flower arranging skills). SO now, since some veterans resident in Tenessee MIGHT get Mother May I Cards and MIGHT want to carry in Washington as they do back home, he’s decided… Read more »

Frank G
Frank G
4 years ago

I understand the objection to 18-20 restriction (well kind of) but non-resident permits as well. Help me with is one.

eddie
eddie
4 years ago

If ” Gay marriage ” must be honored in every state , why is it not the same with gun laws ? Just a thought !

David Telliho
David Telliho
4 years ago

The Constitution doesn`t say, I need anyones ‘permit’ to carry a weapon.???? So, I do, I have, I will,I may again,I might have already,I am now, if I`m dressed,&when I`m not. On the pot,in bed,no matter where or when,I carry my gun and no 2bit politician or group of them will tell me orherwise

robert
robert
4 years ago
Reply to  David Telliho

Nicely put! I’ll second the Second! 🙂

Army Vet
Army Vet
4 years ago

It’s time to stop individual states from regulating our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. This is nonsense and should be abolished. If you don’t want to carry a firearm, that is your business but you don’t have the right to dictate to others whether they can or can’t observe their Constitutional rights. No one would put up with having any of their rights restricted in any way, and this should be no different.