Skip to comments.Texas Proposal: JAIL Any Federal Officials Trying to Enforce New Gun Restrictions in the State
Posted on 01/15/2013 11:50:28 AM PST by Ironfocus
A Texas lawmaker says he plans to file the Firearms Protection Act, which would make any federal laws that may be passed by Congress or imposed by Presidential order which would ban or restrict ownership of semi-automatic firearms or limit the size of gun magazines illegal in the state, 1200 WOAI news reports.
Republican Rep. Steve Toth says his measure also calls for felony criminal charges to be filed against any federal official who tries to enforce the rule in the state.
"If a federal official comes into the state of Texas to enforce the federal executive order, that person is subject to criminal prosecution," Toth told 1200 WOAI's Joe Pags Tuesday. He says his bill would make attempting to enforce a federal gun ban in Texas punishable by a $50,000 fine and up to five years in prison.
Toth says he will file his measure after speaking with the state's Republican Attorney General, Greg Abbott, who has already vowed to fight any federal measures which call for restrictions on weapons possession.
Toth concedes that he would welcome a legal fight over his proposals.
"At some point there needs to be a showdown between the states and the federal government over the Supremacy Clause," he said.
The Supremacy Clause is the portion of the Constitution which declares that federal laws and statutes are 'the supreme law of the land.'
"It is our responsibility to push back when those laws are infringed by King Obama," Toth said.
Texas is the second state to propose a measure to shield the state from the impact of any gun possession restrictions imposed by Congress or by Presidential order. A similar measure was introduced in Wyoming last week.
Wow, three in a row by different posters. This must be some kind of record.
I agree. We should have some kind of celebration.
Well, we COULD fire off guns in the air...
This is how the 11th amendment came into being, Georgia actually did the same thing.
God Bless Texas, may she and her sister States follow thou.
TX maybe overcome with immigration (from other states).
EXACTLY!!!! ....what I was just typing....
Waste of ammo you may need later.
Honk your horn instead.
Works for me...
Attempting to enforce an illegal edict is a crime in and of itself.
USC Title 18 Section 242. Deprivation of Civil Rights under Color of Law.
Texas is making it very tempting to leave the People’s Republic of Maryland.
There is enough bacon there to make a spare wind chime. BTW, is that a pig out or a pig in???
May my home state of Arizona be the next to pass this legislation
Mine is better, I am from Texas.
I searched and didn’t see it posted. The mods should pull it as a duplicate if they see fit.
Yes. Pass legislation immediately to arrest anyone trying to violate the 2nd amendment.
This is worthy of posting three times.
I think Perry should just issue his own executive orders nullifying the executive orders from His Lordship. And then stand back and laugh at the hissyfit that is bound come to from the communists.
Looks good,what’s for dessert?
Given recent history I’m sure they will not be far behind in Arizona.
What this means is that you, me and ConservativeInPA were all surfing Drudge at the same time.
So we all 3 posted it to FR at the same time.
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