Small change to Tennessee gun law starting in 2018 affects veterans, active military

A small change to a Tennessee gun law will impact some veterans and active military. (Image: WTVC)

The Second Amendment allows us to bear arms, and basically own a firearm without a permit on private property.

But carrying a weapon, openly or out of sight, requires a permit and a test.

"It's a written test that has 50 questions and you must qualify in the range with 50 rounds," Shooters Depot co-owner John Martin said.

Martin said starting January 1st in Tennessee, all veterans or active military who pass the written test can skip the gun range portion.

"The state of Tennessee will now accept any form of acknowledgement that you had four hours of extensive pistol training in the United States military," martin said.

Martin said this change won't affect the majority of the people who take the permit class.

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