Texas law allows police to disarm licensed gun holders

Texas law allows police to disarm licensed gun holders
Guns on display at local store. (Source: KWES/File Photo)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The Odessa Police Department is letting everyone know about a Texas law that a lot of people may not be aware of.

When a person that is licensed to carry a gun is doing so, a peace officer may disarm that holder at any time the officer reasonably believes it necessary for protection of the license holder, the officer or another person.

The officer will return the gun to the license holder before discharging them from the scene as long as the officer believes the holder is not a threat or committed any violation that results in arrest.

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