AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Texas Legislature has changed the law for concealed handgun license holders to allow them to carry any category of weapon.
Lawmakers gave the bill final passage on Sunday and the measure now goes to the governor for his signature.
Previously, people licensed to have concealed handguns could only carry the type of pistol they used during their training and qualification.
The new bill allows license holders to carry any type of handgun, regardless of what category of weapon they used to qualify.
The Legislature has already passed a law reducing the number or hours of training needed to receive a concealed handgun license in Texas.