Concealed Carry Clothing And Accessory Options In Tennessee

Concealed Carry Clothing And Accessories Tennessee TN

Women's Concealment Tank TopThe fastest growing segment of the Concealed Carry Clothing and Accessory market in Tennessee are items specifically designed for women. Women and their shapes, clothing types and accessories present unique challenges that men don’t usually have to deal with.

Women in Tennessee have so many clothing styles and options, it is not always practical or wise for women to carry a handgun on their belts.  There is considerable confusion over holsters that are designed for a woman’s body type and curves.

Concealment Clothing For Your Lifestyle In Tennessee

Concealed carry clothing in Tennessee can be determined by a woman’s; lifestyle, job, and even the weather can all contribute significantly to a woman’s frustration in finding the proper holster and a place on her person of where to conceal her handgun.

Everywhere in Tennessee women have multiple challenges in carrying a firearm. Many of those challenges are due to a woman’s curves and their shorter waists. Adding to the problem is finding holsters that can be worn comfortably, discreetly, and safely while allowing for effective access to the handgun.

Whether a man or a woman finding the right Concealed Carry Clothing or accessory in Tennessee can be a challenge, let us at US Precision Defense be your guide to finding just the right items you are looking for.

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Article 1, Section 26 of  The Tennessee State  Constitutional Provision States: “That the citizens of this State have a right to keep and to bear arms for their common defense; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms with a view to prevent crime.”

A license is required to carry a loaded handgun either openly or concealed. Such permits are issued through the Department of Safety to qualified residents 21 years or older for a 4 year term. Tennessee recognizes any valid, out-of-state permit for carrying a handgun as long as the permittee is not a resident of Tennessee.

Tennessee is not a traditional open carry state. However, Tennessee is a shall-issue state that issues a carry permit that allows both open and concealed carry.

February 2013; The year's most watched piece of gun legislation in Tennessee appears to be on the fast track to the floor of the state House of Representatives, even though both sides say serious questions remain about it. A bill that would give nearly 400,000 gun owners in Tennessee the right to carry their weapons in their vehicles anywhere they want including school and workplace parking lots could be passed soon.

April 25, 2013, Governor Bill Haslam signed a law that closed the public’s access to all information contained in any application for a handgun carry permit in Tennessee. Those records are now “confidential, not open or available for public inspection and shall not be released in any manner.”

If you are a Tennessee resident and want to carry a loaded handgun on your person or in your vehicle, you must obtain a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit. In Shelby county alone, there are approximately 25,000 residents who are licensed to carry a handgun. It is relatively easy to obtain the license, provided you meet certain requirements and receive proper safety training. Expect to spend some money. Handgun safety courses can often cost around $100, as does the permit application fee. In addition, the cost of a weapon and ammunition can be substantial.

US Precision Defense has a free directory of Firearms instructors in Tennessee and other states located on our home page.  

2013; Tennessee is one of four states, along with Arizona, Georgia and Virginia, that recently enacted laws explicitly allowing loaded guns in bars. (Eighteen other states allow weapons in restaurants that serve alcohol.) The new measures in Tennessee and the three other states come after two landmark Supreme Court rulings that citizens have an individual right, not just in connection with a well-regulated militia, to keep a loaded handgun for home defense.

Experts say these laws represent the latest wave in the country’s gun debate, as the gun lobby seeks, state by state, to expand the realm of guns in everyday life.

Tennessee has a self-defense law based on the castle doctrine. Enacted in 2007, the law does not require a duty to retreat. It extends the right for persons to defend themselves from attacks by using physical or deadly force in any place they have a legal right to be. The law provides civil immunity for persons using physical or deadly force to protect themselves from an attacker.

While open carry is prohibited for anyone who doesn’t have a carry permit, having a permit enables persons to transport long guns, rifles or shotguns in their vehicles. The firearms can be loaded, but cannot have a shell in the chamber.

A statement from the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association: “The Sheriffs of Tennessee are strong supporters of the 2nd Amendment rights of their citizens and have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution of the State of Tennessee, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the laws and ordinances of their counties and will fulfill that oath. The Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association and the Tennessee Firearms Association co-authored the Tennessee Handgun Permit Law in May of 1994.”

2013, There are currently several firearms manufacturers in Tennessee including world renowned Barrett Firearms USA, Inc most noticeable for their .50 Cal rifles. There is also Carrier Rifle Company, Homeland Defense and Police Supply Corp, Patriot Defense Arms, Predator Custom Shop, Garrett Asher Arms, Horn Lake Arms, Coyote Creek Firearms, C & C Arms, LLC, and Spencer Rifle CO Inc.

US Precision Defense maintains a free directory of Firearms instructors, Gun smiths, Shooting Ranges, and Gun Manufacturers.