Proposed Texas Law Would Allow Firefighters and EMT to Carry on the Job

Written by eaglerising

A new bill has been proposed that would allow Texas firefighters and EMT with a permit, to carry guns while on duty. State reps. are fighting to get this passed, however the local officials in McLennan Country are not so pleased.

Waco Fire Chief Bobby Tatum, said he’s adamantly opposed to firefighters carrying guns on duty.

“I would be in favor of leaving guns in the hands of police officers,” Tatum said. “We have a specific mission to save lives and property, and I think carrying a firearm would cross the line in that regard.”

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McLennan County doesn’t have a policy in place, but the Waco Fire Department prohibits firefighters from carrying on duty.

The bill would cover all lic…

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