Two bills will address concealed handgun licenses

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on January 8, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 8 at 1:55 PM

AUSTIN, Texas - Lawmakers will tackle at least two new gun bills as the 83rd Legislature gets underway Tuesday.

One law would cut the 10-hour concealed handgun license class down to just four hours.

Handgun owners would still have to fire 50 rounds of ammunition and pass a written exam.

The other bill would eliminate the four-hour refresher course for current concealed handgun license holders and let them just renew online.

State Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton, the lawmaker behind both bills, said more class time is unnecessary saying most Texans are very familiar with handguns and shooting.

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