New Tenn. gun law takes effect in 2017; lowers lifetime permit cost


JACKSON, Tenn. — Gun carry permit laws are changing in 2017 for Tennessee gun owners.

new-gun-lawThe fee for a lifetime carry permit in the state is being reduced. Currently the fee is $500, but after the first of the year the fee will be $315.

“We have the right to carry, and you also have a tremendous responsibility if you are going to carry,” gun carry permit instructor Dan Owen said. “And that’s the thing that I think many people don’t give a thought to is the awesome responsibility to carry a firearm. You have to be serious about it. You have to give serious consideration, and you have to have training.”

This amendment also allows the holder of a regular gun carry permit applying for renewal to now obtain a lifetime permit for $200.

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