Tennessee Handgun Permit Revocation
The reasons why a Tennessee Handgun Permit could be revoked are addressed in the Tennessee Codes.
It is best to list the actual codes and the reason why a handgun permit could be revoked.
1340-2-4-.15 REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION OF A HANDGUN CARRY PERMIT.
(1) The department shall suspend or revoke a handgun permit upon a showing by its records or other sufficient evidence that the permittee:
(a) Is prohibited from purchasing a handgun under applicable state or federal law;
(b) Has not accurately disclosed any material information required by §39-17-1351;
(c) Poses a material likelihood of risk or harm to the public;
(d) Has been arrested for a felony involving the use or attempted use of force, violence, or a deadly weapon, or a felony drug offense;
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(e) Has been convicted of a felony;
(f) Has violated any other provision of T.C.A. §39-17-1351 - §39-17-1360; or
(g) Has at any time committed an act or omission or engaged in a pattern of conduct that would render the permittee ineligible to apply for or obtain a permit under the eligibility requirements of T.C.A. §39-17-1351.
(2) In cases where a permit has been issued prior to the department’s receipt of the Tennessee and Federal Bureau of Investigation’s criminal history fingerprint record checks, such permit shall be subject to immediate revocation if either such record check reveals that the applicant is not eligible for a permit.
(3) The department shall suspend a handgun carry permit that is received from a court pending final disposition when the permittee is charged with a felony.
(a) It will be the responsibility of the permittee to furnish the department with court documents showing that the permittee has been acquitted of the charge or charges prior to reinstatement of a handgun carry permit.
(b) If the permittee is placed on pre-trial diversion or judicial diversion, the permittee’s privilege to lawfully carry a handgun shall be suspended for the length of time the permittee is subject to the jurisdiction of the court. The court shall send the surrendered permit to the department.
(c) It shall be the responsibility of the permittee to provide the department with court documents showing that the permittee is no longer subject to the jurisdiction of the court prior to reinstatement of the handgun carry permit.
(4) If a permittee is convicted of a Class A misdemeanor offense, the permittee is required to surrender the permit to the court having jurisdiction of the case for transmission to the department.
(a) The department shall suspend such permittee’s handgun carry permit for the term of the sentence imposed by the court for the offense or offenses for which the permittee was convicted;
(b) The permittee shall be required to furnish the department with court documents showing that the permittee is no longer subject to the sentence imposed by the court for the offense or offenses for which the permittee was convicted.
Authority: T.C.A. §§39-17-1352; 39-17-1353; 39-17-1355; 39-17-1360 and 4-3-2009. Administrative History: Original rule filed September 16, 1996; effective January 28, 1997. Repeal and new rule filed February 23, 1999; effective June 28, 1999.
1340-2-4-.16 CRIMINAL HISTORY DISPOSITIONS.
(1) In cases where a permit has been issued prior to the department’s receipt of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history fingerprint record checks and such record checks are returned to the department without dispositions, the permittee will have sixty (60) days from the date appearing in the Notice of Proposed Revocation to furnish the department with a disposition of such charge.
(2) If the permittee does not submit to the department the requested information showing the disposition of charges on the permittee’s criminal history, the permit will be revoked pursuant to 1340-2-4-.15(1) and 1340-2-4-.17.
NOTE: One of the primary reasons why a Tennessee Handgun permit is revoked is because of some Domestic Violence incident. This is the same reason in most other states that have a Carry Law.