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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 4:30 am

AUSTIN — Already a gun-friendly state, Texas is taking steps to be even cozier for concealed handgun license holders.

Reduced training requirements for new applicants and easier options for renewal for more than 580,000 current license holders are among more than 1,000 new laws passed by the Legislature this year, many of which take effect on Sunday.

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      5 comments:

      • Bubba posted at 12:14 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

        Bubba Posts: 602

        The standards for the CHL are fine as they are, and all students should be required to demonstrate proficiency at initial licensing.

        The changes made most significantly here are for renewal of licenses. Initial licensing really has not changd, except for the duration of the classroom session as I understand it. Perhaps the solution there is to formalize the course and make it uniform across the state.

         
      • Bubba posted at 12:10 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

        Bubba Posts: 602

        Oh, please. Many idiots made this claim when the original program was launched. To the horror of the morons, their predictions were absolutely full of baloney. Phoney baloney leftist sniveling failed to come true, and murder rates are actually DECLINING in Texas. These FACTS are available on the DPS webpage. Now, wipe your nose.

         
      • Gerald posted at 8:03 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

        Gerald Posts: 22

        looks like the murder rate will going up

         
      • wilcfry posted at 9:02 am on Tue, Sep 3, 2013.

        wilcfry Posts: 92

        "A recent class made up of soldiers from Fort Hood needed only about 15 minutes on the range, Cox said"

        There certainly should have been exceptions, or at least lessened requirements, for people (like soldiers) who can show they've already received extensive training with firearms.

        However, I don't know that I'm comfortable with lessened requirements for *everyone*, having witnessed some irresponsible behavior with firearms and overheard ill-informed discussions about laws pertaining to the use thereof.

         
      • Bubba posted at 8:34 am on Sat, Aug 31, 2013.

        Bubba Posts: 602

        hooray!

         

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