TN getting fingerprinted for HCP


March 4, 2012, 08:08 PM
Ok im really not sure where this should be posted but here goes. I just recently completed the 8 hour class to be able to rules for my HCP. Next step is going to the DMV paying the fee filing paperwork and of course getting finger printed. Here's the kicker.... shortly after completion of the class I had a bit of a mishap while whittling. I cut the tip of my left thumb off... had it sewn back on. That has been 2 weeks and its not even close to healed yet. Am I going to have to wait for months until its completely healed or do they only take one hands prints? Or maybe even some kind of exception maybe? Im sure I need to contact someone who can clarify this instead of a relatively anonymous forum post but I don't even know who to ask. Help please and thanks in advance.

If you enjoyed reading about "TN getting fingerprinted for HCP" here in archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join today for the full version!
March 4, 2012, 08:09 PM
This for for GA,

When I went to get mine, They got all 10 of my prints. I am not 100% on your state.

My best suggestion is to call who ever does the finger printing and ask them this same question or find a forum dedicated to carrying in your state and they should have the answers as well.

Give it a bit more and I'm sure someone can help you out here none the less.

March 4, 2012, 09:02 PM
I had a pretty good cut on one of my fingers when I went for my TN HCP fingerprinting. I just took off the bandaid and nothing was said.

I assume it's the same now, but three years ago the prints were not taken at the DMV. In may case it was a Post Office Box place called "Goin' Postal." The lady there didn't seem like she would have cared or noticed if had brought in a severed hand.

March 4, 2012, 09:43 PM
I would guess that fingerprinting goes on, even when bad guys or applicants have cuts on fingers. They will probably forward on the print file for a check regardless of the condition of fingers or prints.

March 7, 2012, 07:10 PM
I asked about that once when being fingerprinted. They said they just skipped any bandages, unhealed injuries, or missing fingers and left those spaces blank.

I don't know if that was FBI "best practices" or the local PD's policy, but it seemed reasonable when the clerk explained it to me.

THe Dove
March 7, 2012, 07:16 PM
They'll take your 10 digit prints....

The Dove

March 7, 2012, 07:17 PM
Can't offer any insight into your situation, but... What is HCP? Am I the only one who doesn't know?;)

March 7, 2012, 07:19 PM
but I don't even know who to ask

Contact Us:
TN Dept. Safety
Lieutenant Robert Eckerman
Lisa Knight, Manager
1150 Foster Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243
(866) 849-3548

March 7, 2012, 08:09 PM
HCP = handgun carry permit, in TN we are under no obligation to conceal.


March 7, 2012, 08:15 PM
Thanks Mike - I was thinking home care provider, whatever...

March 7, 2012, 08:19 PM
I think it depends on the state. When I got my Florida non-res permit they bounced the first set of prints taken by my Oregon county sheriff's dept. because the FBI rejected them. We tried again and they sent a letter saying the FBI didn't like the second set either but Florida issued my permit saying they are only required to make two attempts with the FBI. I don't know what all that's about, I usually have some printing problems due to very low ridged fingertips, pretty well worn down and don't show too clearly either with ink or computer scanning.

March 8, 2012, 01:31 AM
It's not a problem. Just tell the print taker not to ink the cut portion of your thumb. The print on the tip of a digit rarely is taken anyway. They will want the pads.

March 8, 2012, 01:14 PM
HCP = handgun carry permit, in TN we are under no obligation to conceal.
Thanks, I wondered the same thing myself.
In Ohio we are under no obligation to conceal either, if we 'open carry' (no permit needed).
We only need the *'OLtCaCH' for concealed carry. *Ohio License to Carry a Concealed Handgun


March 9, 2012, 08:16 AM
I had all my digits printed when I applied for my HCP.

March 9, 2012, 06:34 PM
Gave them 9 fingerprints and one mostly scab print on the finger print card and there was a little box for notes. Noted recent finger damage, and sent off the finger print card. No problem.

If you enjoyed reading about "TN getting fingerprinted for HCP" here in archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join today for the full version!