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Tips for the New Concealed Carry Holder

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Tips for the New Concealed Carry Holder


You did it. Congratulations. You took your firearm classes, you purchased a firearm from Arms and Ammo, LLC in Franklin, TN, and you waited a loooong time after filling out all the paperwork and writing a check to receive your Concealed Carry Holder Permit from the Tennessee Government. So now what?


Carrying a concealed handgun can be a pain at times, even burdensome. That said, carrying the firearm is the least of your worries; a few other factors also come into play. Whether you are a new concealed carrier or a seasoned one, these few items will be worth reading for review.


1 Do you know your state’s law in regards to carrying a concealed gun?

You have obtained your Concealed Carry Permit (or at least you better have, or you are breaking the law), but did you know that you must carry it with you at all times you carry your concealed firearm? It’s true, so stick it in your wallet just as you would your drivers license for safe keeping. Also, please keep in mind that different states have different laws. That said, just because you can carry in Tennessee, does not mean you can carry in another state. One more thing in regard to law...know the laws regarding deadly force in self defense. Being familiar with these laws will remind you that using a gun as self defense in every situation is not really the answer.


2 If you want to carry a concealed firearm, keep it concealed. If you aren’t going to bother keeping a gun hidden until the moment you want to draw it and let it be known you are carrying, why did you get a permit in the first place? Arms and Ammo, LLC carries a variety of holsters for carrying your gun under your clothes. Granted, you may be able to conceal a little .380 pistol with little to no change in your dress style and the use of a pocket holster. Other larger guns, like a full-size 1911, may require you to dress around your firearm.


3 Don’t be a superhero.

While it may be tempting to use your concealed weapon if you happen to, God forbid, find yourself in the middle of an armed robbery at a convenient store or bank or wherever, think again. What if the person you draw your gun at has an accomplice you don’t know about? What if that accomplice sees you draw and shoots you before you have a chance to do anything? Once again, don’t be a hero. Just wait for the police, the professionals, to arrive and do the job they have been trained to do.


4 No Kidding Around

Bluffing when you are faced with a dangerous situation is a recipe for disaster. Don’t do it. If you are going to carry a concealed gun, you must be able to deal with the fact, mentally, that you may harm or even kill someone. If not, do not carry at all. An attacker will always be able to tell if you are bluffing and won’t shoot. And once he notices, he will most certainly use it against you and attempt to disarm you, possibly injuring you in the process. Anotherwards, if you aren’t willing to use your firearm, don’t carry it.


5 Let’s get ready to rumblllllle.

Just because you are carrying a gun, does not mean that you will always want to use it, so you better be prepared to fight with your fists at times. For example, you are at some party (not a bar because in TN they all have signs out front saying not to bring firearms in) and some drunk starts bugging your girlfriend or getting up in your face….obviously you are not going to draw your gun. That said, because you have it on you and you are feeling all bold, be smart. You are not going to shoot this drunk, and it may just be that he is a lot taller and stronger than you, so control your feelings. Then again, if the drunk is threatening you with a broken bottle or something, maybe just showing it to him so he backs off may not be such a bad idea.


So there you go, Arms and Ammo, LLC has now armed you with a few things to think about once you get your Concealed Carry Permit. Remember to be smart, know your weapon, be prepared, keep your permit on you while carrying, visit their website at, and visit their store to purchase the perfect holder for your gun to conceal it under your garments. Oh, and have a Happy New Year from everyone at “Franklin’s Friendliest Gun Shop”.

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Arms and Ammo, LLC

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Arms and Ammo, LLC


On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me….

a smiling John at the door.


On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

two cleaning kits, and a smiling John at the door.


On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Three types of game calls, two cleaning kits, and a smiling John at the door.


On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Four red dot scopes, three types of game calls, two cleaning kits, and a smiling John at the door.


On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Five duck decoyyyys.

Four red dot scopes, three types of game calls, two cleaning kits, and a smiling John at the door.


On the Sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Six shot gun casings,

Five duck decoyyyys.

Four red dot scopes, three types of game calls, two cleaning kits, and a smiling John at the door.


On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me,

Seven safety glasses, six shot gun casings,

Five duck decoyyyys,

Four red dot scopes, three types of game calls, two cleaning kits, and a smiling John at the door.


On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Eight bullseye targets, seven safety glasses, six shot gun casings,

Five duck decoyyyys,

Four red dot scopes, three types of game calls, two cleaning kits, and a smiling John at the door.


On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Nine rifles & pistols,eight bullseye targets, seven safety glasses, six shot gun casings,

Five duck decoyyyys,

Four red dot scopes, three types of game calls, two cleaning kits, and a smiling John at the door .


On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Ten Glocks & Remingtons, nine rifles & pistols, eight bullseye targets, seven safety glasses, six shot gun casings,

Five duck decoyyyys,

four red dot scopes, three types of game calls, two cleaning kits, and a smiling John at the door.


On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Eleven hard/soft gun bags, ten Glocks & Remingtons, nine rifles & pistols, eight bullseye targets, seven,safety glasses, six shot gun casings,

Five duck decoyyyys,

four red dot scopes, three types of game calls, two cleaning kits, and a smiling John at the door.


On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Twelve boxes of shells, eleven hard/soft gun bags, ten Glocks & Remingtons, nine pistols & rifles, eight bullseye targets, seven safety glasses, six shot gun casings,

Five duck decoyyyys,

Four red dot scopes, three types of game calls, two cleaning kits, and a smiling John at the door.


Happy Holidays from Arms and Ammo, LLC in Franklin, TN, “Franklin’s Friendliest Gun Shop”. For all your holiday shopping needs for your favorite hunter or gun enthusiasts, please visit our store or our website at


What???s the Best First Firearm for You?

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

What’s the Best First Firearm for You?


Arms and Ammo in Franklin, TN, realizes that not everyone who walks through their front door is a seasoned gun may be a new customer who is about to purchase their very first firearm. Well if you are going to be a first time gun owner, you could not not have come to a better store...after all, Arms and Ammo LLC is “Franklin’s Friendliest Gun Shop”.


First time firearm owners can get a little intimidated when they first walk into a gun store. I mean, think about it, it can be a little overwhelming when you walk in and are surrounded by big guns, little guns, and maybe a gun that is just right for you? (Sounds like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, right?) Don’t worry, Arms and Ammo LLC can answer all your questions, put your mind at ease, and set you up with the perfect firearm for your needs.


According to Arms and Ammo, LLC, there are few things you need to consider before you purchase your first gun:


First of all, have you taken a firearms training course? It doesn’t matter if you are purchasing a gun for self defense or for hunting, safety first. Learning how to correctly use the weapon you are about to buy is extremely important. You never want to accidentally harm yourself or others.


Secondly, when purchasing a firearm, Arms and Ammo LLC would like for you to consider your size. Now I’m not being sexist (and for the record, it’s a girl writing this), but a big, brawny guy can probably handle a harder kickback and need a larger handle size than a say a 5’4” lady or a child who is getting his first gun.


This where the size of the gun becomes an issue. Back to the whole Goldilocks and Three Bears Scenario, your gun should be just right. If it is too big or too small, it will be uncomfortable and difficult to handle, hold, and operate properly. “


Thirdly, have you given thought to whether you would like a revolver or a semi-automatic? If you are purchasing a gun for home defense, you may want to consider this...A revolver, while simpler to use and less error-prone, is not hard to load, but it does take a little time to do. So unless you are comfortable having a loaded gun in your home, you may want to have a semi-automatic, which can have an auto-loader, so you can be prepared quickly in the event of an emergency.


Fourth, don’t go cheap. While there are good used guns out there, first time firearm owners should probably go with a new gun, made by a trusted, well-known brand. Lucky for you, Arms and Ammo LLC carries the most reliable brands in the business.


And finally, whatever gun you choose, practice using it frequently. You know the saying, “Practice makes perfect.” Practicing often will get you used to your gun’s recoil so that in an emergency situation, you will be an expert who can handle his gun under stress.


But as mentioned earlier, talk to the trained professionals who are experts in the firearm business, at Arms and Ammo, LLC in Franklin, TN. Their friendly advice will steer you in the right direction so you will be completely satisfied with your new firearm purchase. Please check out their website for store hours, etc. at


Holy Venison, Batman!

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Holy Venison, Batman!


Okay, so you’ve been reading Arms and Ammo’s blogs and now you are finally taking their advice. You have visited their store in Franklin, TN and not only discovered that they truly are “Franklin’s friendliest gun shop”, but you also found the perfect hunting rifle….oh if only that bow season would end so you could start using it.


But you need more than just a gun, right? Luckily, Arms and Ammo. LLC has gotcha covered. But you better hurry over, because hunting season for guns starts in less than a week. That gives you plenty of time to check out their full line of hunting gear. And remember, if there is ever an item you don’t see in their store, they can order it and have it in quickly... before the hunt begins :-)


The most popular rifles amongst hunters are made by Remington, Ruger, Winchester, Marlin, and T/C (Thompson Center). And guess what, Arms and Ammo, LLC on Beasley Drive in Franklin, not only carries those brands, but they also carry them in different price points to fit your individual budget.


Other items they carry for hunters include: lasers, shooting rests, scopes, hard and soft gun cases, reloading components and powder, targets (for practicing before aiming for the real animal), knives, cleaning kits, gloves, and much more. If you need it for hunting, Arms and Ammo carries it.


Okay, so you are now prepared for (or will be soon) for hunting season. Now you gotta start thinking...What Am I Going To Do With All the Deer Meat I Come Home With? Venison is a very lean, thus healthy, meat. However, if it isn’t prepared carefully, the meat can be dry. That said, if you have a nice tender loin cut, it is best to cook it fast at a high heat to sear in the juices. Probably though, you will have had your meat processor supply you with a ton of ground venison. So in the spirit of the football, and all the munchies to be found at tailgating parties, here is a recipe for something sure to please everyone….


Franklin’s Friendliest Gun Shop’s (soon to be) World Famous Venison Chili



2 lbs deer meat

1 lb hamburger

2 large onions, chopped

2 green peppers, chopped

5 cloves garlic, minced

¾ T cayenne pepper

5 T chili powder

3 T cumin

dried parsley

3 tsp salt

2 - 16 oz cans pinto beans (drained)

2 28 oz cans diced or crushed tomatoes

2- 15 oz cans tomato sauce

3 cups water


Brown meat In large pot. Add chopped onions and green peppers. Saute a couple minutes. Add everything else. Bring to a boil and then turn down heat and simmer at least an hour, stirring occasionally.Serves 8 to 10.


I personally guarantee this will become one of your favorite meals to prepare using your recently acquired deer meat. Just remember, if you want to bag a deer so you can try this incredible recipe, you better get on over to Arms and Ammo, LLC’s store or visit their website at to make sure you are prepared for the big day.

The Best Guns For Protecting Your Home

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The Best Guns For Protecting Your Home


Nobody wants to think it could happen to them. Other people have their homes broken into, but not you. Wrong. You never know when or if you will become the victim of a random act of violence and have your home broken into. But if the time comes, you want to be prepared, and in the great State of Tennessee, you have the right to bear arms and protect your home and family from an intruder.


So what type of firearm is best for self defense? According to Arms and Ammo, “Franklin’s Friendliest Gun Shop”, there are three main types of guns: handguns, shotguns, carbines. Lucky for you, Arms and Ammo, located in Franklin, TN, not only sells these three types of firearms, but they are here today to inform you which ones are best for protecting your home.


Probably the best gun to choose would be a short-barreled, pump shotgun. They are highly reliable, easy to use, and more affordable than other types of guns. Shotguns can actually be bought with three different types of mechanisms: semi-automatic, break action, pump action. Pump action is the best for home defense because not only does it have that scary sliding sound it makes (like in the movies), but they are extremely reliable, hold up to eight rounds, load fairly quickly, and come in different sizes to fit everyone’s comfort level.


Break action is not as good because after two rounds you will need to take time to reload, which can be dangerous if you missed your target. Semi-automatics are a better choice if you are hunting, but not so much for self defense, since they can jam and must be meticulously maintained.


The next best kind of gun for home defense is a carbine that fires handgun rounds. While they can carry fast-change clips, making reloading fast and easy, these guns should not be used by someone who hasn’t handled the gun before, as it can be difficult to aim properly.


A revolver (handgun) should be the last choice for home defense, according to Arms and Ammo. People think they look cool and everything because they see them used on television. However, revolvers have a kickback when the trigger is pulled, hold a limited amount of ammunition, and require very careful aiming (anotherwards you better be experienced before you pick it up).


Anyway, what it comes down to in home defense is this...use what you are comfortable with. Use a gun you have shot before at the firing range so you know what you are doing. If you have any safety concerns or questions about your weapon, Arms and Ammo in Franklin, TN is a great place to visit. You can also visit their website at to find out more about the different brands they carry...or just to find out their store hours so you can see them in person. first.


Arms and Ammo Presents Firearm History

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Arms and Ammo Presents Firearm History


When most people think of gun history, visions of the Wild West may conjure up in their minds, and people like Jesse James or other bank robbers carrying Colt 45s or Winchesters. (Hey, fun side fact, the owner of Arms and Ammo in Franklin, Tennessee, his wife is related to Jesse James. So I guess you could say guns run in the family.) Anyway, while the wild west is a cool part of firearm history, it actually goes back waaaaay further.


Firearms were invented around 1260 in China, after the Chinese had invented gunpowder in the 9th century. It was years after this that the invention would travel to the Middle East, Europe and Africa. The original firearm used by the Chinese was actually called a firelance. It was a tube filled with black powder which was attached to a spear. I guess you could say it was like a flamethrower.

Okay, on to something a little more modern (or at least recognizable). In 1380, handguns were used in Europe, but it wasn’t until the 1400s when the matchlock gun appeared. Before the matchlock, guns were fired by holding a match of some sort up to a hole in the barrel which would ignite the powder inside (sounds dangerous to me). Early Matchlock guns are rare to find, but every once in awhile you can come across one from Colonial Times when the militia used muskets. (If you are really lucky, you may come across one in Arms and Ammo; you never know what guns customers may bring in.)

And speaking of Colonial Times, in 1607 settlers arrived in Jamestown and it was only 23 years later when the first true flintlock was used. The flintlock, which was used for about two centuries without its design being changed, both closed the lid to protect the powder (it had to be moved manually before) and it sparked the flint at the same time. The flintlock technology was used in the American Revolution (let’s all give it up for George Washington).


Okay, don’t get too excited now, but I’m going to type a gun brand you’ve all heard of...Colt. The brand is still sold today; as a matter of fact, Franklin, Tennessee's very own Arms and Ammo carries Colt firearms. Now let’s all give it up for Samuel Colt, who developed the very first mass produced, multi-shot, revolving firearm. (FYI, when a product is mass produced, it becomes much more affordable.)


Soldiers, frontiersman...they all loved its accuracy. Do you think that’s what Jesse James used? Next up is the 18th century, 1850 to be exact. Shotguns were now commonly used and a new sport popped up; popular among the upclass, fowling became popular.


Now we are going to skip ahead a few years and cover something close to home...the Civil War (You can’t miss all the historic signs around town.). In 1860, Spencer patented the repeating carbine which could fire 7 shots in 15 seconds. Allowing soldiers to shoot more often, it became the principal gun used during the Civil War, even Honest Abe shot one. Do you think General Hood who fought here in Franklin used one too?


I’m almost finished with this long blog...I swear. (Think of it this way...Rome wasn’t built in a day:-) Everyone loves a deal...I don’t care if you live now or way back in the Wild West. In 1873 Winchester introduced the rifle. It was totally affordable and was soooo mass produced, it was known as the “generic” rifle. Then again, it was also known as the “gun that won the wild west”.


Since then, the automatic handgun (1892), automatic pistol (1892), and automatic rifle (1903) have been invented. Today’s guns obviously can shoot more rounds at a faster speed, but like I mentioned earlier, you never know what firearms you may cross paths with at Arms and Ammo. Maybe you will find one that only shoots 7 rounds in 5 seconds, but it may also have the sweetest hand carved ivory handle you’ve ever seen. Or maybe you will find a brand new Sig Sauer, Winchester, Glock, Beretta, Ruger, Remington, Springfield, or Marlin that you just know will be perfect for your collection.


Hey I have an idea...OLDSCHOOL: Drive to Arms and Ammo, LLC in Franklin, TN and check out their sweet gun collection or MODERN: Call ‘em, text ‘em, or check out Arms and Ammo’s website at to see what they have to offer. I guarantee you will not be disappointed with “Franklin’s Friendliest Gun Shop”.



The Countdown Is On!

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Countdown Is On!


Okay women, there are only 96 days (approximately) until Christmas to get your shopping done. Wait, wait wait. What the…? This is a blog for Arms and Ammo, LLC in Franklin, TN...a man’s blog. Stop. Rewind. Okay guys, there are only about 62 days until White-Tailed Deer Hunting Season begins.

That said, not to quote the NFL who asks, “Are you ready for some footbaaal?”, but “Are you ready for some huntiiiiing?” If not, you need to make a trip to Arms and Ammo in Franklin, Tn. They are only “Franklin’s Friendliest Gun Shop” :-) They carry ALL OF YOUR HUNTING NEEDS...and if they don’t have something special you want, they will find it, order it, and get it in ASAP.

 Okay, so what does Arms and Ammo have in their store exactly...everything you need to start hunting. Whether you are a newbie and need everything from the gun on up or an experienced hunter who just needs to replenish his ammunition and reloading supplies, Arms and Ammo has got you covered.

 Want a new hunting rifle? Name a brand, Arms and Ammo carries it. Here are a few of the gun brands they carry: Sig Sauer, Kimber, Colt, Remington, Ruger, Beretta, FNH, Winchester, Glock, Smith and Wesson, Springfield, Kahr, Marlin, Thompson Center (T/C), HK, AMT. Okay, I’m tired of typing brand names, but you get the point… Arms and Ammo has what you are looking for.

 Okay, so what else do they carry? Only everything you need!!!

 *Reloading Powder CHECK

*Tactical Lights CHECK

*Lasers CHECK

*Targets CHECK

*Red Dot Scopes CHECK

*Decoys CHECK

*Shooting Rest CHECK

*Hard and Soft Cases CHECK

*Reloading Components CHECK

*Empty Brass Casings CHECK

 Okay, you get the point.. if you need it, Arms and Ammo. LLC in Franklin, TN carries it.

Alright, I don’t want to leave out all you archery hunters. That is quite the challenging sport. Salute to you. Arms and Ammo does not sell arrows...but we do sell knives, cleaning kits, bone saws, gloves, when you hit that deer, we got you covered. It does not matter if you use a bullet or an arrow.

Okay, so I know you have places to go...America has no time to read, right. So let’s end this and get to the point….you wanna hunt? You need supplies? Come and visit Arms and Ammo in Franklin, TN or visit their website at . They will get you SET UP. You will be a man. You will roar. You will hunt. And you will bring home the bacon...or venison:-)

Hey, one side note, so we don’t exclude the women, let’s get back to the Christmas countdown. If you need any Christmas ideas for your man, Arms and Ammo carries a full line of guns, ammo, accessories, etc. Wrap it or stuff it in a stocking, Arms and Ammo has you covered. And FYI, gun and muzzleloader hunting season doesn’t end until January 4th of 2015 so your man will totally be able to enjoy their present from you as soon as he opens it.

Let???s Make a Arms and Ammo Deal, Baby!

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Let’s Make a Arms and Ammo Deal, Baby!


Okay, so raise your hand if you love a deal. I know you are all raising right now. I don’t care if times are tough or not, people have always loved to save money….it is the smart thing to do. I don’t care if you are Warren Buffet who eats a McMuffin for breakfast every morning and he cut out a “buy one get one free” coupon (and we all know he has the big bucks) or a single mom raising a couple kids and she has a two dollar off coupon on carry out pizza...Everyone Loves To Save a Buck.


Well that said, Arms and Ammo, LLC in Franklin, TN understands, and they want to save you money. And we’re not talking one two, or even three dollars; we’re talking a savings of $10! So how do you get the savings? This part is easy; just follow these simple steps:


-Take inventory of your arms and ammo collection. Do you need a new scope? A new rifle? A new hunting knife? More ammo? Come on dude, figure it out, cause Arms and Ammo LLC in Franklin, TN carries it all and THEY CAN SET YOU UP! And if they don’t have something special in stock that you want, they will find it for you.


- Get out your phone and text the word “AMMO” to 63566. You will soon receive a text back containing Arms and Ammo LLC’s monthly deal. The past two months, the deal has been $10 off when you spend $50 or more. Dude, if you spend $50 (not hard to do), you will be saving 20% off your bill. Can you say saweet? I know I did when that deal came across my phone. Note: Once you are signed up to receive texts from Arms and Ammo, LLC, don’t worry about being bombarded with texts (unlike some other companies I know that drive me crazy). You will hear from them about once a month.


- Another way to save...if you are a clever person…is to visit Arms and Ammo’s Facebook page. Besides posting various funny quotes and serious articles, they also post an occasional contest. Here is the latest one...Finish this joke for us, and the person who receives the most “likes” will receive a $10 store credit. Hello! Ten free bucks, woohoo, as Homer Simpson would say :-)


- Head over to “Franklin’s Friendliest Gun Shop” and peruse their extensive inventory. When you check out, simply present your text to the cashier to receive your discount.It’s that easy to save money at Arms and Ammo, LLC.


So anyway, with hunting season right around the corner, you may want to get off the couch you’re sitting on to watch that football game, and take inventory of your hunting gear. I bet a few things could be replaced or replenished. Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to a new gun, etc...come on, you deserve it. For more information about some of the fine products Arms and Ammo, LLC carries or to learn their address, hours, etc, visit In the meantime, visit their Facebook page and text “AMMO” to 63566 to receive monthly specials via text.




Conceal & Carry Permit Classes

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Conceal & Carry Permit Classes


TN Protects the Right to Bear Arms


HOWEVER, while you may own a gun and openly carry it (like when you are hunting) or have it in your home, keeping it concealed requires a permit in the State of Tennessee. So that said, how do you get the permit? That’s easy; visit to find the phone number of “Franklin’s Friendliest Gun Shop”, Arms and Ammo.

 Arms and Ammo offers a Conceal and Carry Permit Class every Saturday morning. Located only a block away from the Sheriff's Department, it is a convenient jaunt to pick up your guns, ammo, eye and ear protection at the store and then head over to the class.

 Notice, I mentioned everything you need to take the course. That said, it was asked of me earlier today, “Can I bring a target of my ex wife or girlfriend to shoot at?” Umm. No. Arms and Ammo provides the official targets you will shoot at for the second half of the class so that you may pass and be an official concealed gun carrier. (After you pass the class, you are more than welcome to practice your aim at what ever target cutout you like :-)

 That said, each of Arms and Ammo’s Saturday morning classes will begin with four hours of classroom time covering safety and law training. The second four hours will be devoted to range shooting.

 So what exactly does “concealed carry” mean? Concealed Carry means that you may carry a gun that is not readily visible or identifiable to the common observer.You can carry it in your purse or your pocket, totally loaded. (That said, I have watched old episodes of Andy Griffith when Barney’s gun goes off...don’t let that happen to you.)

 Okay, I don’t want to burst this fun gun bubble, BUT there are a few rules that the State of Tennessee requires in order for you to receive your Conceal and Carry Permit. I am not going to name them all because you can go onto their website, but here are a few…

 You must successfully complete a handgun safety permit offered by a handgun safety school that is certified by the Department of Safety...not to be a name dropper, but u could call Arms and Ammo or visit their website at to get registered for a class that they offer each Saturday morning.

Okay, I’m gonna bunch a of ton of rules together here...must be 21 or older,must be a resident of Tennessee, you can’t be under indictment for a crime that is punishable by a term for more than an year, no stalking, drugs, alcohol, no protection orders

 Okay. this is common sense, but you can check out all the laws before you take the course if you would like. All I know is if you call Arms and Ammo in Franklin, TN about their permit classes, you will be totally set up and on your way to gun freedom. (I apologize, guns get me excited and I purchase my guns and ammo at Arms and Ammo in Franklin, TN.)

 So anyway, if you would like to carry a concealed weapon in Tennessee, give Arms and Ammo LLC a ring. They can set you up with a class, sell you the required stuff if you don't have it (guns, ammo, ear protection, eye protection), and then teach you what you need to know to pass the Conceal and Carry Permit.



"Franklin's Friendliest Gun Shop" Presents...CHILD GUN SAFETY

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

“Franklin’s Friendliest Gun Shop” Presents...CHILD GUN SAFETY


Did you know that one third of American households have a gun in them? (It may be even higher in Tennessee; I don’t know.) And while Arms and Ammo would love for everyone in Middle Tennessee to come purchase a gun at their Franklin location, thus making that percentage higher, they realize that some people will just never own a firearm.


That said, whether you have a gun in your home or not, Arms and Ammo believes in teaching gun safety to your children. So they are here to give you a few tips. Why? Because Arms and Ammo just happens to be “Franklin’s Friendliest Gun Shop.”


If your child is growing up in a house where hunting is a form of recreation, a time for you to spend quality father-son bonding time, then your child has been around guns. He has seen you load the gun, clean the gun and shoot the gun. He has also seen what a gun can do...kill. (Of course, it’s an animal, not a human, but he knows what a gun can do.) He has seen you carefully use the gun and knows it is not a toy.


But what if your child has not grown up around firearms? Arms and Ammo says you still need to teach your children about gun safety. Why? Because you never know when your child may go over to a friend’s home where a gun is present...and you never know what your child may do if he finds it.


Kids are always playing video games with guns. And depending on their age, they love to run around with plastic machine guns or Nerf guns and fake shoot each other. And have you ever noticed that in cartoons, when a character gets shot, it giggles and stands up? Children think guns are fun. But children need to be taught that real guns are not toys and they must be handled with precaution.


You know how kids are taught in school to Stop, Drop and Roll in the event of a fire? Well here is what Arms and Ammo says adults should teach their children to do in the event they are over at a friend’s home and they find a gun. Because although ideally guns should be kept out of the reach of children, that’s not always the case.


  • Stop what you are doing.
  • Do not touch the gun.
  • Leave the area where the gun is. (This is so the gun doesn’t accidentally go off at the hands of another child and hit you.)
  • Tell an adult right away.


It’s that simple. Even a three year old can remember those four simple rules. And I use three year olds as an example, because even a three year old has the strength to pull a trigger.


Now you may think it’s strange that a gun shop would be writing about the dangers of guns and children. But it’s really quite simple...Arms and Ammo is a store for gun enthusiasts, owned and run by gun enthusiasts. Firearms are their passion and they are knowledgeable in all aspects of the subject. And that means they are well aware of the fact that guns need to be handled in a safe and responsible way.


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