This year the proposal is to allow Open Carry but Concealed Carry by permit only. Currently the Poll Tax is 315.00 + firearms class to carry conceelad or openly in Tennessee. Governor Haslam is hostile to Constitutional Carry according to hsi own words and State Safety Commissioner Gibbons, who seems to spend most of his time in the Legislature coercing the Legislature against Constitutional Carry. The reason is the large amount of money involved and slush funds for whatever Gibbons and others want. The Governor quit Bloomberg's Group Mayors against Gusn or whatever, two weeks before his campaign running for Governor, and joined NRA and promised, he would sign Constitutional Carry if it got to his desk. He instructed his allies not to let it get to his desk. The cost up until this year was 500.00 for lifetime Permit, and 150.00 for background check and application fee. Plus whatever the Firearms course cost. That meant over 700.00 for a carry permit. Baring Arms is in our State Constitution as well as Federal 2A.