TN Handgun Permit Eligibility

Some of the reasons a Tennessee Handgun Permit may be denied:

  • You are a convicted felon.
  • You are currently under indictment for a felony, or for misdemeanor stalking or domestic violence.
  • You have a current order of protection against you.
  • You are a fugitive from justice.
  • You are addicted to alcohol or any controlled substance.
  • You have been court ordered within the last ten (10) years from the date of application to a rehabilitation program or hospitalized for alcohol or controlled substance abuse.
  • You voluntarily went into a rehabilitation program or were hospitalized for alcohol or controlled substance abuse within three (3) years from the date of application.
  • You have been adjudicated as a mental defective or been committed to or hospitalized in a mental institution.
  • You are currently under the jurisdiction of the court for any Class A misdemeanor.
  • You have had a court appointed conservator by reason of mental defect.
  • You have been judicially determined to be disabled by reason of mental illness, developmental disability or another mental incapacity.
  • You have been found by a court to pose an immediate substantial likelihood of serious harm within seven (7) years because of mental illness.
  • You have been discharged from the armed forces under dishonorable conditions (i.e. dishonorable discharge, bad conduct discharge or a dismissal).
  • You have renounced your United States Citizenship.
  • You have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921 (33).
  • You are receiving Social Security benefits by reason of alcohol dependence, drug dependence, or mental disability.
  • You have been convicted of stalking.
  • You have been convicted of the offense of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), two (2) or more times within ten (10) years from the date of application and one of those convictions was within the last five (5) years.


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