Moms Demand Action wants Gov. Lee to veto gun permit legislation

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A group of Tennessee moms wants Gov. Bill Lee to veto recently passed legislation that would make it easier to get a handgun carry permit. 

If the bill becomes law, Tennesseans would be allowed to obtain a permit by completing at least 90 minutes of online training. Under existing law, training that involves actually firing a gun is required.

The bill’s sponsor said the current permit requirements are too time-consuming. 

SEE ALSO: Tennessee lawmakers pass gun permit bill

The group Moms Demand Action is now calling on Gov. Lee to veto the bill. 

“We are terrified that this might actually pass through and go through Governor Bill Lee’s desk and he’ll sign it,” said Vicki Power with Tri-Cities Moms Demand Action. “I don’t want my family out in public with people that have no training. We are asking the public and everyone to please call or email Governor Bill Lee.”

SEE ALSO: Local firearm instructors concerned about new concealed carry permit law

Others have raised concern about whether other states will recognize Tennessee carry permits if the law is implemented. 

The legislation remains on Gov. Lee’s desk. The governor’s office can be reached by phone at 615-741-2001 or by email at bill.lee@tn.gov.

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