Skip to comments.Texas To Block Cops From Enforcing Federal Gun Laws
Posted on 02/24/2013 5:03:33 PM PST by Windflier
New legislation in the Texas State legislature, sponsored by Steve Toth (R-Dist. 15), looks to stop Texas law enforcement officials from confiscating so-called assault weapons and high capacity magazines. The legislation is called the Firearm Protection Act.
Toths proposal would create a Class A misdemeanor for police officers enforcing any new federal gun regulations. It also would establish cause for the state attorney general to sue anyone who seeks to enforce new federal gun regulations. It is one of several states-rights measures being offered by conservative state lawmakers nationwide in response to federal gun control proposals.
Theres a federal law, theres a 30-round magazine right in front of you what do I do? Toth said in an interview.
Toth, in a press release, wrote, The Firearms Protection Act or HB 1076 would make any federal law banning semi-automatic firearms or limiting the size of gun magazines unenforceable within the states boundaries. Any municipality, county, or special district trying to enforce a federal gun ban could face monetary holdings by the state and misdemeanor charges under this proposal.
According to Toth:
The Firearm Protection Act would do the following: Supports and protects our local sheriffs and law enforcement officers working hard to protect Texans 2nd Amendment Rights Sends a clear message to Washington by supporting and protecting Texans from the Federal Administrations unconstitutional overreach Addresses local Texans concerns for their personal safety
I believe this administration has now realized they have woken up a giant. All over the United States, Americans are crying out for something to be done to protect their 2nd Amendment rights. The American people understand this is not just about gun rights, but about all constitutional rights. They understand once you compromise one Constitutional right, all others can be in jeopardy, said Representative Toth.
Sheriff Richard Mack, a former Arizona sheriff said, The federal government is not our boss. If theres any place that thats applicable and true, its the state of Texas.
Attorney General Greg Abbot helped draft the bill. Along with Abbott, who has already filed over twenty-three suits against the Federal Government, Representative Toth will continue to stand with other Texans to encouraging the promotion of personal responsibility and liberties while actively guarding against outside parties attempting to erode the freedoms enjoyed by Texans so that the people of Texas may have more confidence in their government.
God Bless my beloved Republic of Texas.
As Old Sam Houston said: “Do right, and risk the consequences.”
Hey, if local law enforcement say they can’t enforce federal immigration law, then they shouldn’t be able to enforce federal gun laws.
Now that Gov. Brewer has sold us out to Barry and the ‘RATS, Texas is starting to look pretty good.
liberals should have thought of this before they decided cops didn’t have to enforce immigration laws.
Yup. When you selectively apply some laws, you create a lack of respect for all laws.
God Bless Texas, again.
I wonder how the Feds will take this...
I’m in AZ. Just curious, what has Brewer done?
As far as I'm concerned, they can take it dry, and without a kiss.
She jumped on the Medicaid expansion bandwagon with 4 other GOP governors. Once the fed dollars stop coming in to pay for it, it will be up to the state taxpayers to pick up the tab.
Don't forget that liberals are notorious for their double standards. They're perfectly happy to insist upon 'rights' that have no basis in the natural world, yet will fight to the death to repeal God's very own bequest of basic liberty to the common man.
Obama's national security force brownshirts will do the enforcing.
If it looks like the SS and it quacks like the SS....
My body wasn't born here, but I sure was. God has most certainly blessed this wonderful state.
The gumshoes do what they're told, dont'cha know. They don't think. They just follow orders. It's up to us to tell the legislators what to do, who in turn tell the gumshoes what to do.
To all those who don't follow AZ politics, Gov Brewer usually talks the good talk, but often succumbs to her innate RINO instincts.
Nice gal, though...
I guess it’s not really her fault. Barry and the ‘RATS scared the heck out of all Republicans (and Americans) last November. They’re all running around like the Keystone Cops.