So we had a "discussion" at work today among the office about carry permits and purchasing firearms.
A little background. I'm from Vermont originally, I've lived in Knoxville, Tennessee for about 3 years. I have a Tennessee driver's license, address, and my cars and motorcycles are registered in Tennessee. There isn't anything restricting me from purchasing a handgun in either Vermont or Tennessee. I do not currently have a handgun carry permit in Tennessee.(yet!)
Tennessee has a carry permit law, that states you must go through a course and apply and be approved to carry a firearm CONCEALED OR OPEN.
Vermont has NO CARRY PERMIT LAW. You can carry a firearm(provided you're legally allowed to do so in regards to not being a felon, etc) OPEN OR CONCEALED anywhere that is permitted without restriction. Restricted areas include courthouses, school property, specific state properties(game sanctuaries) etc.
I'm wondering the following:
1: If I'm legally allowed to purchase a handgun in Tennessee, can I buy one in Vermont? My assumption is yes, since my background check is federal and not state regulated and state laws in both states allow the purchase.
2: Can I take said handgun home with me in Vermont(no transportation outside state boundaries) or does it have to be shipped to TN? My thoughts are again, yes, because I could do this in Tennessee also.
3: This one is the biggie. Can I carry(OPEN OR CONCEALED) said purchased handgun in Vermont without a permit? Again, we're not talking about anything in this scenario happening outside the state boundaries where I am located, which in this scenario is Vermont. What laws do I have to abide by? The state where I am a resident, or the state in which I am currently in? If you go by theory 1(abiding by resident state laws) I would NOT be able to carry it, as I would need the permit in Tennessee, so I would need the permit in Vermont. If you go by theory 2(abiding by the laws of the state I'm currently IN) then YES, I WOULD be able to carry it because Vermont has no permit to carry restriction.
I'm not asking all of this because I'm thinking about actually going through with all of this. I'm merely curious.
Can someone with more knowledge than me(and better google research skills) chime in?