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Tennessee needs this

In NC, if you have a carry permit, there’s no requirement for a background check on firearm since, well, you’ve already been checked. We need that passed in Tennessee. But, with the growing number of carry permit holders, the state would sure miss that $10 per purchase tax revenue.

19 Responses to “Tennessee needs this”

  1. BenC Says:

    It’s that same way in SC also but as far as I know there is no extra charge for the background check so it doesn’t cost the state any revenue

  2. Teke Says:

    We have the same thing in TX

  3. Bryan S. Says:

    We have that here in PA. However, the PA State police have never allowed it to be done, and insist on using their failing, crippled, and illegal gun registry.

    Too bad we dont have a governor with the balls to do something about that.

  4. John Richardson Says:

    The NC CHP also substitutes for the $5 pistol purchase permits issued by the local sheriff’s office. My county would give you as many as you want. Some counties ration them. A CHP is a way around it as well as being good for the NICS check.

  5. Stan Says:

    Michigan is the same though a lot of non gunstores require the magic phone call anyways.

  6. pdb Says:

    It really is lovely. Walk into store, slap down your money, fill out the 4473, walk right back out with hot sexy death in your hands.

    Put the fun back into buying guns, I’ll tell you what.

  7. Jailer Says:

    As Stan said Michigan is the same way except you still have to register handguns although unlike Stan I’ve never had an issue with the purchase. Fill out the 4473 and walk out with your new toy.

  8. RobinGoodfellow Says:

    Same in Florida. It is nice to do business in such a civilized state.

  9. Justin Says:

    Makes sense to me. Could you imagine having to take a driving test to buy a car even though you already have a driver’s license?

  10. Robert Says:

    They just waste the money, so why not keep it in the pockets of the citizens?

  11. Bryan S. Says:

    Well, they know better than you. And they need to make jobs. Right infringement jobs.. but jerbs!

  12. wizardpc Says:

    Robert and Bryan S. are on the right track.

    This is a perennial goal of the Tennessee Firearms, but we can’t get anyone to carry a bill for us. TICS is supposed to be revenue-neutral (like the $125 carry permit background check), but in the end it’s not. It’s a small money-maker, which means that if it’s reduced in any way, there will be a “fiscal note” on the bill. That means that the bill has to pass through the finance committees, and the “cost” of the bill (ie, reduced revenues) must be justified.

    “Because it’s stupid” is not, sadly, a valid justification.

  13. Bubblehead Les Says:

    Ohio has it one step better. One can go to the Ye Olde Gunne Shoppe, fill out the 4473, etc. Or, you can go to a Gun Show, look for the Table that says “NOT a Dealer,” haggle over the price, show them an Ohio-issued ID (Driver’s License, CHP, etc) and walk out the door, no questions asked. Granted, one doesn’t get a Warranty, but I’ve gotten some sweet deals that way. My Nightstand Gun (no kids in the house) was bought that way. Smith 19-3 that someone had sent to Magnaport for work, very nice, $350 Cash.

    Gotta Love Freedom.

  14. rickn8or Says:

    Les, Tennessee is the same way with non-dealer sales.

    The thing that gets me is that TBI gets my name, address, ssn, make, model and serial number (“just to make sure it isn’t stolen”)

    “And the information is destroyed once the sale is approved.” (Wink wink, nudge nudge.)

    At least we don’t have to give thumbprints any more.

    And what wizardpc said pretty much means it’s always gonna be $10 to exercise a constitutional right for a long time.

  15. Fred Says:

    I asked the NRA rep about that during one of their “Grassroots Seminars” back when Wisconsin was getting ours written and passed. He simply got that “huh… that’s a good idea…” look and said “I’ll look into that.”

    Go figure, it wasn’t part of the bill.

  16. Bryan S. Says:

    Fred, NRA reps, from my experience, are there to broker deals and make deals for future deals. Not for our rights.

    If it was any other way, PA would have had castle doctrine much earlier, and NH would have had Constitutional Carry.

  17. Huck Says:

    We had this here in Wyoming for a while but when we got concealed carry without a permit it went bye-bye. Permits are still obtainable in the same old way, background check and all, for those of us who want to carry in states that recognize Wyoming’s permit.

    So one would think that the permit would still be good in place of a background check when buying a firearm, right?

  18. Dave Says:

    Same as in Kentucky, except I didn’t really find out why until I became a CCDW instructor. Turns out that in Kentucky, when you have a CCDW license, they run your background automatically every 28 days (keeps people who might commit a disqualifying offense from slipping through the cracks). So you always have a current background on file, and no need for a NICS check at the gun shop.

  19. Stan Says:

    Im refering to places like Walmart, Dunhams, etc.