Delta, we do have background checks run in all counties. It's like the one they do when you buy a gun. It only takes a couple minutes to do, thats why its only 10min to get the permit. I think the eventually do a more extensive b/g check after a while though.
Here in Marshall Co. It's $10 but we gotta renew yearly.
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