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

A slate of gun-related laws are set to take effect Sunday and are among more than 1,000 new laws passed by the Legislature this year.

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Guns — where, when and how Texans would have the right to carry them — was a session-long point of debate for lawmakers.

Among the key changes Sunday are reduced training hours to get a concealed handgun license, easier renewal and arming of school marshals in public and charter schools.

Texas enacted its concealed handgun license law in 1995 and has more than 580,000 license holders.

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