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Tennessee changes laws for gun permits

(NBC/WSMV) — People in Tennessee can now get a concealed carry permit online instead of taking a course in-person.

In order to get a permit, people have to take a 90-minute online course.

Previously, the state required people to take an eight-hour, hands-on course to receive a concealed carry permit.

Many pro-gun people in Tennessee say they are not a fan of the law.

“I think that, probably, our biggest concern is that people will just take the online class and then not seek out any additional training,” said Shane Kerwin, a fire arms instructor.

State Representative Andy Holt, who sponsored the bill, said the law change is about saving people money and time.

The new law is backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA).

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