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5 years 21 weeks ago, 1:14 AM

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I am moving to Tennessee from Florida, since I have not recieved by concealed weapons liscence yet because of the huge back log, I was going to have someone I know that has a concealed weapons liscence bring my guns to Tennessee for me. Is this alright and do I need to register the guns from Florida to Tennessee?

5 years 21 weeks ago, 1:20 AM

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scatter

your best bet is to contact the local police in whatever area you are moving to.also i think raffy can help i think he lives in that state.

5 years 21 weeks ago, 1:23 AM

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Thanks for the quick reply

5 years 21 weeks ago, 1:24 AM

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make sure and check back tomorrow to see what other people say about this!

5 years 21 weeks ago, 1:49 AM

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I live in Tennessee. There is no gun registration in Tennessee. If you were legally allowed to own a gun in Florida, your legally allowed here. You shouldn't have to register your guns. And if you are just moving your guns from one state to another, I don't think you would need a concealed carry permit for that as long as you kept the guns unloaded, not on your person and keep the gun and ammo seperate. If you keep the guns locked up in the trunk unloaded, I think you will be fine. Somebody else on here can clarify that for me, but I am sure that you don't have to register your guns in Tenn. And welcome to Tennessee!!

5 years 21 weeks ago, 2:05 AM

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The advice I've received by different LE agencies is: when crossing state lines your firearms should be disabled(bolt seperate from action/slide seperate from receiver,& secured, not found in the passenger area of the vehicle if possible & ammo secured seperately. etc.) if possible. The ammo part provided angst as on several occasions because I either gave it to the range or shot it needlessly.
Commercial moving companies will carry firearms but those carriers have specific guidelines for that transport (don't wait until the last day to ask them).

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 8:19 AM

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Thanks everyone for the info.

5 years 19 weeks ago, 2:06 AM

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Unloaded with ammo and guns separated is sufficient, especially if you're staying on the interstates. Don't worry about disassembling your weapons. If you get pulled over, it is a courtesy to inform the officer that you have unloaded weapons and ask him/her what you should do. I was asked by a cop during one of my speeding encounters if I was a cop of a convict because when he approached my vehicle, I had the interior light on with both hands on top of the steering wheel, palms up. But that's my story and this is your post, so I'm sorry. As a word of caution, howver. If a cop approaches your vehicle, no matter how eager you may be to be helpful, do not start the conversation with "I have a gun". That will probably go badly, but it will make for good dash cam footage.

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