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Texas Proposal: JAIL Any Federal Officials Trying to Enforce New Gun Restrictions in the State
WOAI Radio ^ | 1/15/2013 | Jim Forsyth

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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; US: Alabama; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; donttreadonme; federal; guncontrol; nocompromise; secondamendment; texas; wewillnotcomply; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 01/15/2013 11:50:43 AM PST by Ironfocus
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To: Ironfocus

Wow, three in a row by different posters. This must be some kind of record.


2 posted on 01/15/2013 11:52:02 AM PST by fhayek
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To: fhayek

I agree. We should have some kind of celebration.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 11:53:16 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Well, we COULD fire off guns in the air...


4 posted on 01/15/2013 11:54:40 AM PST by fhayek
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To: fhayek

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.


5 posted on 01/15/2013 11:56:13 AM PST by Monorprise
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To: Ironfocus

TX maybe overcome with immigration (from other states).


6 posted on 01/15/2013 11:56:13 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: fhayek

EXACTLY!!!! ....what I was just typing....


7 posted on 01/15/2013 11:56:25 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: fhayek
we COULD fire off guns in the air

Waste of ammo you may need later.
Honk your horn instead.

8 posted on 01/15/2013 11:57:13 AM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: Ironfocus

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.


9 posted on 01/15/2013 11:58:45 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Ironfocus

Texas is making it very tempting to leave the People’s Republic of Maryland.


10 posted on 01/15/2013 11:58:55 AM PST by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: fhayek; bigheadfred
Texas breakfast is good anytime of day:)
11 posted on 01/15/2013 11:59:25 AM PST by sunny48
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To: sunny48

There is enough bacon there to make a spare wind chime. BTW, is that a pig out or a pig in???


12 posted on 01/15/2013 12:03:05 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Ironfocus

May my home state of Arizona be the next to pass this legislation


13 posted on 01/15/2013 12:03:27 PM PST by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: bigheadfred

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.


14 posted on 01/15/2013 12:03:43 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: Ironfocus

Yes. Pass legislation immediately to arrest anyone trying to violate the 2nd amendment.


15 posted on 01/15/2013 12:04:57 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Ironfocus

This is worthy of posting three times.


16 posted on 01/15/2013 12:07:00 PM PST by txjeep
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To: Dead Corpse

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.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 12:07:06 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: sunny48

Looks good,what’s for dessert?


18 posted on 01/15/2013 12:08:56 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: clamper1797

Given recent history I’m sure they will not be far behind in Arizona.


19 posted on 01/15/2013 12:09:08 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: Ironfocus; ConservativeInPA

lololol

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.


20 posted on 01/15/2013 12:09:37 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Ironfocus

Wyoming was the first state to take this stance. Texas makes #2. Tennessee is next in line,,,


21 posted on 01/15/2013 12:10:31 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Guilty...


22 posted on 01/15/2013 12:11:13 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: EXCH54FE

Hopefully followed by many more.


23 posted on 01/15/2013 12:13:05 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: bigheadfred; sunny48; All
LOL!
not enough BACON *statement/really*
..Is that the 1st serving.. 2nd?

24 posted on 01/15/2013 12:13:13 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Ironfocus
We need to see more states follow. I think Conservatives throughout our government need to fight this, and speak out against this unconstitutional attack on our right to bear arms. Some so-called Conservatives are way too quite.

www.OathKeepers.org

25 posted on 01/15/2013 12:15:40 PM PST by ThermoNuclearWarrior (www.OathKeepers.org/oath/)
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To: bigheadfred

Fire back twice as much legislation as they propose to restrict gun ownership and wear them out! In fact use Alinsky’s own rules against them and pull out the stops on push the historical truth on them citing past disarmament if citizens, how different and much better our civilization and form of government (up until now) has been made because of them, how the media ignores the positive effects of gun ownership, the crime prevention aspect, and unskewed truth; that most of the gun incidents have involved liberal idiots with mental health issues; that when properly trained adults (usually with Christian values) use them there seems to be no problems. Liberals can’t handle the truth (the real unbiased truth as untold by the media). And while we’re proposing new legislation I say we push for the Media Anti-Propaganda and Disinformation Act that says if a news media organization is determined to promote material that can be blatantly determined to be false, Intentionally misleading, and / or skewed for with intent to cause harm to the citizens of the United States of American or alter the Constitution or it’s amendments for the purposes of subversion with hostile intent by af oreign government / power or its agents that it’s officers / principals, or specific employees engaged in said acts can be charged with acts of treason with criminal and civil penalties...: )


26 posted on 01/15/2013 12:16:35 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Ironfocus

Texas and Wyoming will tell the Feds no way Jose. Look this has been the plan all along by the Imperialist Obama - render the freedoms of the American People worthless and guess what America ceases to exist.

Looking at the education that Obama received - It is aaparent that his college records and transcripts are sealed because he took every course he could on Marxist,and Communist Political Thought. In addition he took courses on the theories of political thought - liberal democracy, deliberative democracy and the usage of decrees (executive orders) to change a country. Yes Obama studied political thought that came out of Russia, Guatemala, and Peru.

I honestly believe he studied what Alberto Fujimori strived to achieve in Peru. Obama has the accomplice media, the hysteria in Europe and the democrats whom will help him to achieve his goal


27 posted on 01/15/2013 12:16:44 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: sunny48

Damn I love you...BACON for all!!!


28 posted on 01/15/2013 12:17:40 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Ironfocus

Wow! Did he really say King Obama?


29 posted on 01/15/2013 12:17:53 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Farmer Dean
"what’s for dessert?"
the eggs; then the Bacon snacking begins...ALLAH ACKBAR!

30 posted on 01/15/2013 12:18:36 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: sunny48

That breakfast is way out of balance.

For God’s sake...only TWO slices of toast!

Three is just bad for you.


31 posted on 01/15/2013 12:20:35 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Arkansas too.


32 posted on 01/15/2013 12:24:37 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Ironfocus

Under color of authority: A legal phrase used in the United States indicating a person is claiming or implying the acts he or she is committing are related to and legitimized by his or her role as an agent of governmental power, especially if the acts are unlawful.

I would agree that any crime by federal officials pretending they have the authority to infringe upon our individual right to keep and bear arms should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. As a juror, I would send the jack-booted thug responsible for such a crime to maximum security for the longest lawful sentence. “I was just following orders” is not an acceptable excuse - neither from the agent on the street or the immediate subordinate of the petty tyrant issuing an executive order for a gun grab.


33 posted on 01/15/2013 12:26:54 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: Ironfocus

It’s going to be a seriously screwed up Summer.


34 posted on 01/15/2013 12:29:29 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Pollster1

Do federal law enforcement agents not have to swear to uphold the Constitution? If they are, then they are breaking their oath of office, just like His Lordship, and they should face the full consequences of such an action.


35 posted on 01/15/2013 12:30:01 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: Ironfocus
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36 posted on 01/15/2013 12:35:15 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: Ironfocus

FBI oath of office

I [name] do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support
and defend the Constitution of the United States against all
enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith
and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation
freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion;
and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of
the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.


37 posted on 01/15/2013 12:35:37 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: sunny48

Thought there were rules about posting porn.....

The shapely curve of the fine wooden stocks, the redolent aroma from the bountiful plate, the glistening sheen of butter and albumen......

Don’t take adulterants in coffee.....

Cheers


38 posted on 01/15/2013 12:37:08 PM PST by petro45acp (More sheepdogs please...)
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To: bigheadfred

“-—make a spare wind chime “——OOOORRRR breakfast. The only differences between that guys breakfast and mine are he’s gotta scramble that egg and he only has one pistol. But the Texas move does put a bright underline under “-—shall NOT be infringed”.


39 posted on 01/15/2013 12:39:09 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Ironfocus
The Supremacy Clause is the portion of the Constitution which declares that federal laws and statutes are 'the supreme law of the land.'

Where is this in the Constitution? The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and federal statutes are subject to the limitations in the Constitution.

Also, there is a federal law that states federal officials can have their criminal cases removed to federal court if arrested by a state law enforcement agency during the performance of their official duties. Not sure how the Feds could force a state to release an accused federal official if the state refused to do so.

40 posted on 01/15/2013 12:39:09 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Farmer Dean
Looks good,what’s for dessert?

Beer.

41 posted on 01/15/2013 12:59:48 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

I pity the fool who is sent to confiscate the abundance of fire arms along the Texas/Mexico border. They should check with the Census lady who was almost killed by a watch hog, a javelina trained to attack anyone who came to the door of a mobile home parked out in the desert.

The hombres who inhabit that no-man’s land have creativity. No one would ever find the bodies.


42 posted on 01/15/2013 1:00:59 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Farmer Dean

Looks good,what’s for dessert?

Slow down there cowboy! I thought that was just the appetizer, the real question is what is the main course...


43 posted on 01/15/2013 1:06:58 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Ironfocus

Can Texas do a Bushmaster airdrop over New York State?? Help!!!!


44 posted on 01/15/2013 1:18:48 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ( duhhhh)
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To: Cheerio
TX maybe overcome with immigration (from other states).

We need checkpoints at the border to check immigrants' vehicles for guns and ammo.

And if you aren't bringing in *enough*, we turn you back. :-)

"Boy, that there twenty-two ain't gonna kill no hawg... you run along 'n getcha a RIFLE 'n come back and see me."

45 posted on 01/15/2013 1:24:20 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: grobdriver

>> Waste of ammo you may need later.

Yeah, I’ve been throwing *rocks* at the turtles in my pond.

It’s not the same.


46 posted on 01/15/2013 1:26:11 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: txrefugee

>> No one would ever find the bodies.

We have professional buzzards too. You don’t need to bury fleshy parts — in fact, it’s counterproductive. :-)

And whatever scraps of dna the buzzards miss, the fire ants get.

It’s all good.


47 posted on 01/15/2013 1:29:11 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Ironfocus

In 1851 Massacussetts, New Hampshire, and Ohio passed nullifications of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 as well as ordinances which would punish anyone who cooperated with the FSL with punishment twice as harsh as the penalties of the federal law imposed for failure to assist in the recapture of a fugitive slave. Sounds like soeone in Texas knows their history. Now see if they follow through.


48 posted on 01/15/2013 1:35:20 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: txrefugee

Just for giggles I checked the number of registered hunters in Pennsylvania.... 1.3 million...think that would make us the 8th largest Army in the world....


49 posted on 01/15/2013 1:35:20 PM PST by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: halfright

Forgot the source... http://www.huntingpa.com/Deer%20stats.html

We still have 56 states to count!!!!!! :)


50 posted on 01/15/2013 1:38:08 PM PST by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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