Hello, I am new, and I have never been really interested in guns, But I will be getting married in about a yr or less, and moving to a town in TN. where there are only two police officers, and my future husband was born and raised in this town in TN. and he says the Citzens are the police officers, and we all have to know how to shoot, and have a CCW permit, I plan on getting mine, I have a gun but never shot it, had it for at least 5 yrs now,
will my CCW be legal in the state in TN?
Welcome to the forum from NC! Congrats on your upcoming wedding! Glad to see you're wanting to learn more about handguns before getting your ccw and such! A word of advice, take a safety class as soon as you can to familiarize with safety precautions and with your gun! Good shootin!
Welcome to the site from oversea's, congratulations on the upcoming marriage, and good luck with the move and getting settled in!
I just have to say a few things though, you've owned a firearm for 5 years and have never fired it? Do you perform maintenance on it (or in other words do you clean it and do function check to make sure it's still operable?). I know if I left any of my weapons around for 5 years it would probably require a great deal of work to make operable, if it was even salvageable.
Secondly, you've never fired it, have you ever fired a weapon at all? Are you familiar with the functions of the weapon enough to operate it in a high stress situation in which it's up to you and your knowledge and skill of the weapon to protect yourself, your property and your family?
Owning a weapon is not the same as having a bullet proof force field of some kind, and brandishing one will probably scare off the typical BG, but when it come's down to the rough and gritty are you going to be able to pull the trigger and possibly take someone's life AND will your weapon even function AND are you skilled enough with said weapon to even hit the intended target?
I hope not to offend, but I'm asking so that I may hopefully motivate you to make some moves in the correct direction so that YOU may be a effective defender of yourself, your family, property, and anyone else who happens to be around and innocent should the metaphorical SHTF.
Having owned a weapon but not fired it in 5 years, it seems the best I can hope for in the situation is that you go out and shoot other weapons, perhaps? but even then, it's advised you get used to the weapon that you will be using for defense.
I'm surprised no one else has rogered up on the issue, except one person to say " A word of advice, take a safety class as soon as you can to familiarize with safety precautions and with your gun!" - although I can't say I don't agree with him.
Please feel free to stick around and ask all the questions you need to.
and as for your question, whether or not the CCW you currently possess will carry over to Tennessee likely depends upon where you are from, which you did not state, and thus I cannot help...
okay, a little venturing around google and I found this, state permits that Tennessee Honors:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming,
So if your from any of those state you are good to go! If I'm not mistaken that pretty much means that regardless of where you got your permit it's good in tennessee UNLESS you happen to be from Illinois or Wisconsin.
Last edited by Gunners_Mate; 02-23-2010 at 04:23 AM.
Hi, As previously stated without knowing where You come from original ( State that issued CCW ) no telling if Tenn will honor it, but once You relocate to the new state You will need a Tenn. CCW anyway....WVleo
Hi, yes, I have thought about all those things you just pointed out, and I have shot before in a indoor range, I Live in NC, and will be later on living in TN. which is kinda scary, knowing that there are only 2 police officers in that whole town of 5,000 people, and that it is up to the Citizens to Police themselves,
You have pointed out alot of great stuff to me, and yes if my life or others were in danger, I could use the weapon to save innocent lives, I am a gentle person, But I can shoot if it came down to it, hopely I will never be in a sitution, where I would have to take a human life
Thank you for pointing all this out to me, you are a great mentor!
Thanks to everyone for the Congrats! I live in North Carolina, and Thank you to everyone for the advice and guidance, I can use all I can get,....... the gun, I own is brand new and never been fired, I will take it to the indoor shooting range, and have the guys to look at it, to make sure it is still ok, But it should be, I bought it new
Don't be concerned about the number of officers employed. One could read into the situation that your new hometown only has 2 police officers b/c that is all that is needed to keep the peace. I'd like to think if they needed more they'd have them. Living in SE Michigan, I see plenty of officers employed by the great city of Detroit...the number of officers employed does not translate directly to the over-all safety of this beleaguered city (imo). Just a little food for thought.
Enjoy life in a small town and all the blessings that small town America provides!
Thats a Good point Freedom, I guess they only need two Police Officers in that town of 5,000 people, guess I have to get use to a different world in TN. when I move there......
My boyfriend on TN said he trains people to shoot, guess I will be a full time project, when he trains me lol
Just wanted to get some gun training here before I move there, so I dont look to stupid, lol:
Congrats on the engagement. I am from a town of 4500 and I wouldn't have it any other way. People are a lot more personable, polite, and generally less irritating. I lived in the city for 4 years of college and I'm lucky i didn't have to hide any bodies (j/k)
As far as learning about handguns, I think its smart of you to show an interest in it before you are holding a loaded pistol. Reading through random threads on this site will probably show you some things that are new to you. I see your boyfriend "trains people to shoot". That's great. Just in case he doesn't tell you, the number 1 rule is always safety. If you have any specific questions fire away, we would be glad to help you out.