OAK RIDGE, TN (WBIR) — Beginning Jan. 1, Tennessee gun owners will have a second option when applying for handgun permits.
The state currently has one type of handgun permit that allows users to carry a firearm open and concealed on their person. It requires a $100 fee and an 8-hour hands-on class, among other background check requirements.
That permit doesn’t change under the new law, however, it will be renamed an “enhanced handgun permit.”
But starting in 2020, a new, second option will be available.