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The South > Tennessee > Government

2004 Election > Total votes as percentage 52.7% [46th of 51]
2004 Election > Voting age population 4,250,000 [15th of 51]
2004 Election > Youth voter turnout 38% [40th of 41]
Electoral Votes 11 [17th of 51]
Gun Laws > Permits
No permit is required to purchase a firearm. A permit is required to carry a concealed handgun.
Gun Laws > Prohibited firearms
It is an offense to intentionally or knowingly possess, manufacture, transport, repair, or sell a machine gun or short-barrel rifle or shotgun, except in limited circumstances.
Seats in the House of Representatives 9 seats [16th of 50]
US gubernatorial elections, 1998 > Summary of results > Status Re-elected, 68.6%
US gubernatorial elections, 2002 > Election results > Incumbent Don Sundquist
US gubernatorial elections, 2002 > Election results > Opposing Candidates
Phil Bredesen (Democratic) 50.7%
Van Hilleary (Republican) 47.6%
US gubernatorial elections, 2002 > Election results > Party
Republican
US gubernatorial elections, 2002 > Election results > Status
Term-Limited, Democratic victory
US gubernatorial elections, 2006 > Elections > Incumbent Phil Bredesen
US gubernatorial elections, 2006 > Elections > Party Democratic
US gubernatorial elections, 2006 > Elections > Status Re-elected
US Presidents by place of primary affiliation > Number 3 [7th of 18]
US Senate elections, 1982 > Election summary > Incumbent Jim Sasser
US Senate elections, 1982 > Election summary > Opposing Candidates
Robin Beard (Republican) 38.1%
US Senate elections, 1982 > Election summary > Party
Democratic
US Senate elections, 1982 > Election summary > Status R61.9% [10th of 28]

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Christina
20th April 2011
My husband was convicted of a felony in California 10 years ago. Is it illegal for me or my son to have a gun in our home? We now live in Tennessee. I would appreciate any knowledgable answer.
Tim (Lawrenceburg)
2nd June 2007
I was wondering if you could legally buy a hand gun in tenessee if you could get a hand gun permit?
Gene Kennedy (www.legallyarmed.com)
31st January 2007
Currrent statistics for Tennessee Handgun Pemits can be seen at: www.legallyarmed.com
Please provide this web site as a reference for the Tennessee Handgun Permit.
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