Certain Tennessee Army & Air National Guard Members Will Be Allowed To Carry Guns

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee's Adjutant General

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, announced that the Military Department has taken steps to increase the security of its personnel and facilities to include allowing Tennessee Army & Air National Guard members with valid Tennessee State Handgun Carry Permits to carry handguns at State Armories and facilities.
Haston’s decision follows Governor Bill Haslam’s directive, issued earlier this month in the aftermath of the deadly shootings in Chattanooga, to review current Guard personnel who are authorized to be armed in the performance of their duties, and identify and arm Guardsmen where necessary to protect themselves, citizens and Guard facilities.