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Texas State Representative Will File Firearms Protection Act

by huckfunn ( 16 Comments › )
Filed under Cult of Obama, government, Headlines, Politics, Regulation, Second Amendment, Weapons at January 15th, 2013 - 11:46 am

 

Texas State Representative Steve Toth will soon file The Firearms Protection Act in order to protect the 2nd Amendment rights of Texans. This closely follows a similar bill that was introduced in the Wyoming legislature last week. The Wyoming bill contains the following language:

“Any official, agent or employee of the United States government who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Wyoming and that remains exclusively within the borders of Wyoming shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be subject to imprisonment for not less than one year and one day or more than five years, a fine of not more than five thousand dollars, or both.”

I expect the Texas bill will have the same sort of language. Republicans hold veto-proof majorities in both houses of the legislature so this bill should get through on the first vote whereupon it will be eagerly signed by Governor Rick Perry.

AUSTIN – State Rep. Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands) has begun the process to file legislation assisting the protection of the Second Amendment of the United State Constitution.

The “Firearms Protection Act” bill would make any federal law banning semi-automatic firearms or limiting the size of gun magazines unenforceable within the state’s boundaries. Anyone trying to enforce a federal gun ban could face felony charges under the proposal.

“We can no longer depend on the Federal Government and this Administration to uphold a Constitution that they no longer believe in. The liberties of the People of Texas and the sovereignty of our State are too important to just let the Federal Government take them away. The overreach of the federal administrations executive orders that are do not align with the Constitution, are not very popular here in Texas,” said Toth.

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16 Responses to “Texas State Representative Will File Firearms Protection Act”
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  1. 1 | January 15, 2013 12:04 pm

    We already have one Firearms Freedom Law in th eState of Tennessee, but I’d like to see us do something like this, too. If enough states do something like this, maybe our putative masters in DC will get the message and back off.


  2. Mars
    2 | January 15, 2013 12:14 pm

    The only problem I can see is that if my state increased their current protection law, it only covers firearms, ammunition, and accessories produced in the state.

    I don’t know about other states, but most firearms made in my state are pretty expensive. I wish there was a way to make it cover all firearms sold within the state.


  3. huckfunn
    4 | January 15, 2013 12:26 pm

    @ Mars:
    The key language in the Wyoming bill is “a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Wyoming and that remains exclusively within the borders of Wyoming…”. Pretty clear on the ownership part. Also, I doubt that the democrat majority NM legislature would ever allow such a bill to come to the floor.


  4. Mars
    5 | January 15, 2013 12:28 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    @ Mars:
    The key language in the Wyoming bill is “a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Wyoming and that remains exclusively within the borders of Wyoming…”. Pretty clear on the ownership part. Also, I doubt that the democrat majority NM legislature would ever allow such a bill to come to the floor.

    I’m good with that. The MT bill IIRC only refers to guns, ammo, and accessories manufactured here.


  5. huckfunn
    6 | January 15, 2013 12:30 pm

    @ Mars:
    OOPS! I was thinking you were in NM. It’s Rancher who is in NM.


  6. Mars
    7 | January 15, 2013 12:37 pm

    Not a problem. My state is even more bi-polar than most. We elected a radical union owned thug as governor, then put a republican in his previous position as attorney general. We voted in every conservative law, but then we sent Tester back to Washington, we elected a republican as our Representative and overwhelmingly put republicans in office at the state level.

    I don’t understand MT politics at all and I was once considered an insider.


  7. 8 | January 15, 2013 12:46 pm

    Mars wrote:

    I wish there was a way to make it cover all firearms sold within the state.

    Yu can’t. What the States are doing is saying that something that moves exclusively intrastate cannot be regulated by the Federal Government. That stands a reasonable chance of passing Constitutional muster if and when these laws are challenged to the Supreme Court. Things that have moved in interstate commerce, however, are subject to regulation by the Federal government. Where the Feds come up short in that regard is that such regulations likely violate the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment trumps Congress’ ability to regulate interstate commerce.


  8. taxfreekiller
    9 | January 15, 2013 12:58 pm

    Obama thinks the people of the U.S. will not stand and fight for our Constitution and freedom.

    He is wrong.


  9. 10 | January 15, 2013 1:09 pm

    @ taxfreekiller:

    Yeah, he runs the risk of way miscalclating here. As I’ve said before, people buying gunsand ammunition todday aren’t buying them to turn around and turn them in when Obama decrees that they do so. That simply isn’t going to happen. People are gearing up for a fight.


  10. huckfunn
    11 | January 15, 2013 1:21 pm

    It is now red states vs the regime. Every red state needs to enact firearms protection legislation as soon as possible. Additionally, conservatives need to adopt a tactic of the left and simply bury the regime under a tsunami of litigation on everything from religious freedoms to 2nd Amendment issues. Stuff the channel.


  11. Mars
    12 | January 15, 2013 1:22 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    It is now red states vs the regime. Every red state needs to enact firearms protection legislation as soon as possible. Additionally, conservatives need to adopt a tactic of the left and simply bury the regime under a tsunami of litigation on everything from religious freedoms to 2nd Amendment issues. Stuff the channel.

    Agreed. The courts need to be flooded with this stuff. The ACLU has pulled this for years with no penalties all the while ignoring actual civil liberties. It would be refreshing to see actual civil liberties defended.


  12. huckfunn
    13 | January 15, 2013 1:28 pm

    @ Mars:
    The sooner the better.

    BBL…


  13. Da_Beerfreak
    14 | January 15, 2013 6:36 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    It is now red states vs the regime. Every red state needs to enact firearms protection legislation as soon as possible. Additionally, conservatives need to adopt a tactic of the left and simply bury the regime under a tsunami of litigation on everything from religious freedoms to 2nd Amendment issues. Stuff the channel.

    Start with the Enumerated powers and the Tenth Amendment and amp it up from there… :cool:


  14. 15 | January 15, 2013 9:21 pm

    Time for companies to start manufacturing firearms in each state that passes a similar law.


  15. 16 | January 16, 2013 7:15 am

    taxfreekiller wrote:

    Obama thinks the people of the U.S. will not stand and fight for our Constitution and freedom.

    He is wrong.

    And if he is not careful, he will pay for it….


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