AUSTIN -- Lawmakers are considering a proposal to reduce the amount of class time required for a concealed-gun permit.Under a bill heard by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday, new applicants would need four to six hours of classroom instruction. Current law requires 10 to 15 hours.The classes would still cover dispute resolution, safety and gun storage. Applicants would still have to pass firing range tests.The bill by Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, drew little opposition. Gun safety instructors said the long class sessions have limited value.Democratic Committee Chairman John Whitmire of Houston spoke in favor of the bill. He has taken the class. He said "it really seemed like it went on forever."