|Published: 8:55 AM, 05/15/2013
||Last updated: 8:55 AM, 05/15/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Whether or not you believe the
government is coming to take your guns, both gun sales and the
acquisition of concealed carry permits are on the rise.
Getting a concealed handgun permit
isn't an incredibly difficult thing in Tennessee. The Department of
Safety, through the Tennessee Highway Patrol, issues the permits and
requires that you pass a gun safety class before applying.
You then apply at any full service
driver service center with your safety class certificate and a photo
identification, such as your driver's license, and a $115 permit
fee. If there are no problems with your application, you should
receive your permit within 90 days.
The answers to any other questions you
have can be found at http://www.tn.gov/safety/handgunmain.shtml.
It can be hard to tell who has a
conceal and carry permit, and most people with one like it that way.
Sheila (not her real name) says she keeps her gun in her car and
doesn't want too many people to know she has it.
"It's not to brag about or show off
with," she said. "There are people who would consider it a
challenge if they thought you had one."
See full story in the Wednesday, May 15, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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