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Colorado CCW permit valid in Tennessee?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by .455_Hunter, Jul 22, 2009.

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  1. .455_Hunter

    .455_Hunter Member

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    My wife and I are flying into Nashville and driving to Memphis for a wedding this weekend. I though there might be a chance that my CO CCW permit would be valid, so I checked the Colorado CBI's website which states:

    (table extract)
    ...
    SOUTH CAROLINA NO
    SOUTH DAKOTA YES
    TENNESSEE YES
    TEXAS YES
    UTAH YES
    ...

    However, from the Tennessee Dept. of Safety....

    Does this mean that Tennessee recognizes ALL outside permits (including Colorado)?

    (table extract)

    States without Reciprocity Agreements

    These states do not have Reciprocity Agreements with Tennessee. Some of them do, however, recognize Tennessee Handgun Carry Permits.
    Recognize TN Permits

    * Alabama
    * Colorado
    * Delaware
    * Idaho
    * Indiana
    ....

    Are we good to go?

    What peculiar CCW rules are present in TN, plus Memphis and Nashville?

    Thanks for your time,

    Hunter
     
  2. Oro

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    I would go to opencarry.org and look up the rules there.
     
  3. .455_Hunter

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    Looks like Tennessee just began allowing CCW in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, just as long as you don't drink. Off course, stupid bar and restaurant owners can post signs that apparently have some weight of law to them...

    Any thoughts?
     
  4. spikehunter

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    Yea you are good. and I would say memphis is a pretty good place to be packing at all times:eek:
     
  5. .455_Hunter

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    Well...

    I decided not to CCW during the trip. As it turned out, pretty much every place we went had the legal weight "No CCW" signs, and I wanted to drink anyway. The only place I did not see them was Graceland, probably because they don't serve alcohol. In order to be legal, the gun would have to have been left in the hotel room (The Westin just off Beale). It's kinda of hard to go to Memphis and not visit the following:

    Rendezvous BBQ (kind of ironic since they have guns on display inside the restaurant)

    Beale Street (felt relatively safe anyway, the police presence was huge...)

    We went for a walk on Saturday morning, but since we were planning on stopping by the "Kooky Canuck" for lunch, all plans for lawful CCW would have to be scrapped.

    Colorado definitely has it right. CCW in alcohol serving establishments is A-OK and great majority of them don't post, and even then, the postings don't have legal weight unless they ask you to leave and you don't. Just don't become under the influence of alcohol while CCWing.

    I should say that I did carry non-lethal OC spray everywhere except on Beale Street (metal detectors). Better than nothing.
     
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