Chris Fulster, of Broadway Bait Rod and Gun, displays a 9mm semi-automatic pistol at his shop on Thursday, June 26, 2008 (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Thursday, May 07, 2015 02:01PM AUSTIN, TX -- In Texas, it seems almost as common for travelers in airport security lines to forget they are carrying a handgun as it is for them to fail to take off their belts or shoes. A bill that passed the House on Thursday would forgive concealed handgun license holders for such lapses. Republican Rep. Drew Springer's measure would protect from being arrested a licensee who is caught in security with a handgun and immediately leaves the area. The offense is currently a state felony. In 2013, Rep. Drew Darby was arrested in Austin after officers found a loaded pistol in his carry-on luggage that he said he'd forgotten about. The Transportation Safety Administration confiscated 2,212 guns at airports in 2014, including 350-plus in Texas. The bill now heads to the Senate.