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Railroad Commission’s CHL course a success
AUSTIN -- Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman has announced that the Railroad Commission’s first Concealed Handgun License (CHL) Course was successfully completed on Feb. 23 at the agency.
Due to the tremendous interest in this course, Smitherman said he would continue work to make available future concealed handgun license courses for all interested Railroad Commission employees.
In 2011, Smitherman led an effort to change Railroad Commission policy to allow Commission employees to legally carry a concealed handgun on Commission property. That policy follows the guidelines of Sen. Glenn Hegar’s Senate Bill 321.
“I hope the CHL course we held serves as a model for other state agencies to follow. The Second Amendment is a precious right that we must fight to protect. That’s what we are doing at the Commission,” Smitherman said.
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