The Texas Legislature is set to hear two proposed bills that would change the rules for concealed handgun licensing.

State Representative Dan Flynn has written the bills which would shorten the required firearms safety course from ten hours to four hours and eliminate the four-hour refresher course currently required to renew a CHL.

CHL holders would be able to renew their license online.

The ten-hour course is more than what's needed for the guidelines set forth, said Alamo Defense owner Chris Stockton.

Stockton has helped thousands of Texans get their concealed handgun licenses.

A four-hour course would still be longer than CHL requirements in many other states.

In Virginia, people fill out an application online and do not even have to take a safety training course to get a CHL.

The proposed bills will go before the legislature as House Bill 47 and House Bill 48.

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