Local leaders speak out in support of conceal and carry bill


Legislation that would allow private citizens to carry concealed firearms is getting even more support from local leaders.

The House Agriculture Committee heard testimony in favor of a conceal and carry bill sponsored by Representative Bill Mitchell on Tuesday.

The committee voted 11 to one sending the bill to the House floor for an eventual vote. The bill would require applicants to complete a twelve hour training course in handgun use, safety and marksmanship.

It would cost $100 to get a conceal permit and cost $75 to renew after three years.

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