Skip to comments.Bill to exempt guns introduced into Texas Legislature
Posted on 01/31/2013 12:52:17 PM PST by TexasRedeye
Introduced Caption Text: Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation.
I love Texas.....
Do you think Straus will allow it onto the floor for a vote eventually?
Or will he do all he can to bottle it up?
up to 1.5 inch bore diameter
The TexasCowboy Memorial shoot is going to get a lot more interesting!!!
(I know, I’m dreaming...)
Sweet. No tax stamp for a intrastate suppressor if this passes.
“...which would exempt any firearm (up to 1.5 inch bore diameter) or related accessory and ammuntion from any and all Federal reglations.”
DAMN, no Vulcan cannons (20mm).
Oh, well, maybe it means full autos???? I’m sure that someone in Texas can make drop-in happy switches by the boatload for ARs and AKs.
OK, now I read the bill and it does NOT apply to full autos.
Of course, it doesn’t mention suppressors, so as long as they’re manufactured here in Texas, we’re OK.
Uhmmm, there are 25.4 mm per inch.
We are good up to 38.1 mm.
M-3 Antitank Gun 37mm
Why not? 1.5 inches converts to over to 38mm!
Me too, and I’ve never set foot there.
I think there was something about this in Montana a few months ago. When a firearm is manufactured and sold in the same state it’s none of the FedGov’s business. Once it crosses state lines they can get involved, as long as they stay within the constitution.
When you think about it, the FedGov, relative to the states, is kinda like the EU, relative to the member nations. They don’t try to tell France what speed limits they should have.
In Texas, suppressors were made legal for hunting starting with this year. There was no reason to exempt or restrict them.
I’m not really “into” guns. But I really see gun laws as indicative of the gov’s trust in it’s people. It’s hugely symbolic to me, a really great indicator.
If this does pass in Texas, I’m going to think about moving there in a very serious way.
What if you just want to have one use at the range? If would be nice to do target practice somewhere and protect your hearing or be able to use a weapon in self-defense and not have to lose your hearing in the process. Hopefully, this law will permit instate manufactured suppressors for other than hunting.
It is up to the owner of the range whether to allow supressors (or anything else). The range I use permits their use. The owner says it drives his insurance company crazy but there is no restriction against supressors in his policy and since it is legal for game hunting in Texas for over a year now, there is no reason to disallow them on his range.
You are not alone.
Curious - why would the insurance company care about suppressors?
What added risk exposure would there be for the underwriter?
A letter from the Texas Attorney General for all thinking of moving to Texas:
Here in Texas, you will have the liberty and the opportunity to achieve your dreams. On top of that, we have no income tax, yet still manage to have a multi-billion dollar budget surplus.
We have right to work laws and a reasonable regulatory environment. Texas has created more than 275,000 jobs in the last year alone! And well fight like hell to protect your rights.
Youll also get to keep more of what you earn and use some of that extra money to buy more ammo.
I hope to see you soon in Texas. In the meantime, sign up to show your support for our second amendment rights.
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