NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A bill that reduces the cost and potentially the amount of training for a conceal carry permit passed through committee, Wednesday.
The bill's sponsor, state representative Andy Holt, said he believes Tennesseans should have more options towards obtaining their constitutional rights.
Currently, a permit costs about $100 and requires eight hours of training. However, this would reduce the price as well as allow for a two hour training option.
Opponents said the reduced class time and cheaper price are going to lead to more gun deaths in Tennessee.
Holt said this bill would allow people with less money to obtain the permit.