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I've been approached by a company that wants me to consider moving to either TN (Nashville area) or NC (Winston Salem area).

Anyone know which of those states is more firearms or gun owner friendly?

If there's anyone here that has lived in both states, do you have a personal preference for one or the other?

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I've not lived in either, but consider other factors as well. NC is densely populated in many areas. TN is a bit more spread out. Nashville is about the only big city in TN that has a lot of transplants (read: yankees). Air might be cleaner in TN. SHTF might be easier in TN, too. Cost of living in eastern TN is probably better than most of NC.

Just wanted to give you some food for thought. If you conceal (and conceal well), gun friendliness may not be an issue.
 

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I grew up in TN.

TN is more gun friendly than NC. Metro Nashville is a nice place to live. It's big enough to attact good entertainment, food, etc, but still has a small town feel.
 

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thanks for the responses guys, I've visited both areas before and could go to either.

I'm really not concerned about carrying, I've already checked that out. I'm more interested how the states view gun owners in general and if there are ridiculous laws regulating gun ownership. I've turned down offers to move to IL and NE because of their views of gun owners.
 

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Lived in Tn and NC. TN is better all the way around except sales tax. I enjoyed living in TN and the people of TN better than NC. I still remeber wondering why everyone was waving at me when we passed them by on the road until my wife (Tennessee Girl) told me they were just being polite and saying hi.
 

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I've only lived in Georgia but from what I've read/heard TN gun laws are much better than NC.
 

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Adam5 said:
EmergencyNrse said:
No state income tax in Tennessee...
But there is a 9.75% sales tax.
Doesn't matter when you buy most everything online. :lol:
 

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If you're into wine at all the Yadkin Valley (Winston-Salem area) is an absolute must. If my company had a presence there I'd move in a heartbeat for the wine and the mountain air.
 

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I've heard TN is better for gun laws.
 

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NC carry and firearms purchase laws are screwed up. Tn is much nicer.
 

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NC allows gun confiscation during emergencies unless you are on your own property.
 

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There is no right to bear arms in Tennessee. It is a privilege regulated by the government so you must obtain a permit before carrying a loaded handgun in public.

From a Tennessee State Attorney General Opinion given on August 30, 2010;
“Recently, the United States Supreme court overturned a set of local ordiances enacted in and around Chicago, Illinois that banned possession of all handguns. McDonald v. Chicago, 130 S.Ct. 3020(2010). The Supreme Court held that the U.S. Const. Amend. II is fully applicable to the states through U.S. Const. Amend. XIV. Id. At 3026. However, this ruling does not strike down all state firearms regulation. In fact, there is nothing from McDonald to suggest that U.S. Const. Amend. II provides any broader protection than what is already provided in Tenn. Const. Art. I, Sec. 26. Furthermore, McDonald quotes approvingly from an amicus brief filed by Texas, “state and locale experimentation with reasonable firearms regulations will continue under the Second Amendment.†Id. At 3046."

In North Carolina you can carry w/o a permit or license.
 

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N.C. "Going armed in terror of the public."
Citroen from HR said:
My very old guide issued to law enforcement personnel more than 20 years ago states:

"Elements - A person is guilty of this offense if:
(1) he arms himself with unusual and dangerous weapons
(2) for the purpose of terrifying others
(3) and goes about on public highways
(4) in a manner to cause terror to others."

In the Notes section is added

"Element (4) For this offense to be committed, it is not necessary that the defendant actually assault anyone, and it may not be necessary that anyone actually be terrified as long as the defendant acts "in such a manner as will naturally cause a terror to the people."

Under Element (3) is the comment, "It appears that the offense would not occur if the defendant remained on private premises."

The guide also states that this offense has been rarely charged.

Open carry is legal in NC.

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Tennessee has no state level preemption.
So you have to know the gun laws of each town, village, county, or whatever.
That sounds like a big obstacle for any civilian carrying for protection on a regular basis, everywhere you go.
 

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There is no right to bear arms in Tennessee. It is a privilege regulated by the government so you must obtain a permit before carrying a loaded handgun in public.

From a Tennessee State Attorney General Opinion given on August 30, 2010;
“Recently, the United States Supreme court overturned a set of local ordiances enacted in and around Chicago, Illinois that banned possession of all handguns. McDonald v. Chicago, 130 S.Ct. 3020(2010). The Supreme Court held that the U.S. Const. Amend. II is fully applicable to the states through U.S. Const. Amend. XIV. Id. At 3026. However, this ruling does not strike down all state firearms regulation. In fact, there is nothing from McDonald to suggest that U.S. Const. Amend. II provides any broader protection than what is already provided in Tenn. Const. Art. I, Sec. 26. Furthermore, McDonald quotes approvingly from an amicus brief filed by Texas, “state and locale experimentation with reasonable firearms regulations will continue under the Second Amendment.†Id. At 3046."

In North Carolina you can carry w/o a permit or license.
The TN attorney general does not "trump" the SCOTUS or the U.S. Constitution.
 

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GAGunOwner said:
kwikrnu said:
There is no right to bear arms in Tennessee. It is a privilege regulated by the government so you must obtain a permit before carrying a loaded handgun in public.

From a Tennessee State Attorney General Opinion given on August 30, 2010;
“Recently, the United States Supreme court overturned a set of local ordiances enacted in and around Chicago, Illinois that banned possession of all handguns. McDonald v. Chicago, 130 S.Ct. 3020(2010). The Supreme Court held that the U.S. Const. Amend. II is fully applicable to the states through U.S. Const. Amend. XIV. Id. At 3026. However, this ruling does not strike down all state firearms regulation. In fact, there is nothing from McDonald to suggest that U.S. Const. Amend. II provides any broader protection than what is already provided in Tenn. Const. Art. I, Sec. 26. Furthermore, McDonald quotes approvingly from an amicus brief filed by Texas, “state and locale experimentation with reasonable firearms regulations will continue under the Second Amendment.†Id. At 3046."

In North Carolina you can carry w/o a permit or license.
The TN attorney general does not "trump" the SCOTUS or the U.S. Constitution.
We know that, but it gives an indication of what he thinks is acceptable. After all he was voted into office by the Supreme Court of Tennessee. The Tennessee Supreme Court leans left. Look at the last sentence of his opinion, "...McDonald quotes approvingly from an amicus brief filed by Texas, “state and locale experimentation with reasonable firearms regulations will continue under the Second Amendment.â€" The majority quotes approvingly of the amicus, but does not mention anything about "reasonable regulations" in their opinion.
 
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