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Dwight Howard said he simply forgot that a loaded gun was inside his carry on bag when he tried to roll through security at Houston’s George Bush Airport.

TMZ reports that on Aug. 28, the NBA star was stopped by a TSA agent who noticed the Glock 26 9mm was in his bag – loaded, with one round in the chamber.

He was not arrested…because Texas.

TMZ cites multiple law enforcement sources who say looser gun laws in Texas worked in Howard’s favor. He was reportedly allowed to give the weapon to an associate who took the gun out of the airport.

As for Dwight, once he was disarmed — he was allowed to get back in the security line and board his plane.

The Houston Police Department tells TMZ the District Attorney was aware of the case, but ultimately decided not to prosecute Howard.

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