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Skip to comments.Texas Proposal: JAIL Any Federal Officials Trying to Enforce New Gun Restrictions in the State
Posted on 01/15/2013 11:49:27 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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.
I love living here.
I’m glad some people there in Texas have the guts to do this.
I hope Alabama takes up a similar proposal.
In addition to arrest, any feds who try this in Texas should be tarred and feathered.
Now watch the “establishment GOP” target and demonize this Rep and any others that go along with him on this issue. If, or rather, when that happens, we need to flood their inboxes and voicemail with our “thoughts”...lol.
IMO, the next step would be to amend the Texas manslaughter and murder statutes so that none may apply where federal agents meet an untimely end while engaged in certain unconstitutional activites.
How do you think Feds would feel if given orders to take guns from citizens in the backwoods of West Virginia,or Missouri?I”d surely make my peace with God before starting out on that adventure.
Missouri spawned the likes of the James Brothers. Those days are gone, but there is a spirit here and a love for freedom and other people minding their own damn business.
Texans could do themselves a huge favor and just make the law state that they will jail any federal official trying to enforce ANY law that goes against the bill of rights, or that is not one of the enumerated federal powers.
Such as trying to force people to buy health insurance they dont want
If Texas does- I am moving there! Also if they secede
I was born and raised in West Virginia. What do you think we did with revenue agents?
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