Senator John Carona of Dallas passed a bill that would prevent law enforcement officers from confiscating fire arms from lawful owners during times of emergency. He said this legislation stems from concern that during emergencies, such as Hurricane Rita in 2005, gun owners who aren't breaking any laws are having their firearms taken by police without cause. Senate Bill 112 would prohibit this, unless the weapon is evidence in a criminal investigation, or the owner is breaking the law. I am LE and heard incidents/reports of this happening after Rita. (Though it was total crap Thank God I live in a State that recognizes that citizens should be allowed to protect themselves and their property in times of crisis from the parasites of our society.