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    My recent trip to TN

    Just got back from a nice weekend in TN - was the first time I'd been there in over 10 years! I was happy to know that my SC permit was recognized there, and carried there the whole time. I did not know however that TN allowed open carry! We ordered pizza one night, and the delivery driver had was open carrying! If I had know this, I would have brought a different holster! :)

    That being said, I'm planning on going back to TN this fall - and I am seriously considering open carry while I'm there, but wanted to check out the law first.

    I checked the laws, and from what I understand, as long as I have a permit (I'm assuming that having an out of state, but reciprocal permit, would suffice) that I could legally open carry.

    What is the Police's take on open carry there? I was around the Douglas Lake, but did venture into Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg while there, and did see a rather strong police presence (rightfully so, with all us tourists :) )

    Also, I see that restaurant carry is now legal in TN - as long as I don't consume alcohol, or if there is a sign prohibiting firearms.

    Are there any other "gotcha's" for an out of stater?
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    Just be careful in the tourist areas some of the LEO's don't know the law and then some old lady with her grand kids starts screaming "GUN" it sets off a panic mode . I live here in north east Tennessee and 90% of the time I conceal carry .
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    Your analysis of our law is correct: we recognize all other states's permits and you may either CC or OC.

    Beware, however. Gunbuster signs are legal "no carry" notification, as well as:

    * * *(3)* (A)* If a sign is used as the method of posting, it shall contain language substantially similar to the following:

    AS AUTHORIZED BY T.C.A. 39-17-1359, POSSESSION OF A WEAPON ON POSTED PROPERTY OR IN A POSTED BUILDING IS PROHIBITED AND IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.

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    Most cops in the small town I live in are cool with open carry. Most of the time I carry concealed but thats just me. I would prefer that the bad guy not know I am armed. As stated above you have no control over what some freaked out old lady might say to the 911 operator so why not play it safe. I was pulled over once near the airport in Nashville for speeding. When the cop approached I informed him that I was armed and offered him my ccw. He said he didn't need to see it, gave me back my DL and said slow it down.
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