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.
Wyoming was the first state to take this stance. Texas makes #2. Tennessee is next in line,,,
Hopefully followed by many more.
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...: )
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
Damn I love you...BACON for all!!!
Wow! Did he really say King Obama?
That breakfast is way out of balance.
For God’s sake...only TWO slices of toast!
Three is just bad for you.
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.
It’s going to be a seriously screwed up Summer.
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.
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.
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.....
“-—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”.
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.
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.
Looks good,whats for dessert?
Slow down there cowboy! I thought that was just the appetizer, the real question is what is the main course...
Can Texas do a Bushmaster airdrop over New York State?? Help!!!!
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."
>> Waste of ammo you may need later.
Yeah, I’ve been throwing *rocks* at the turtles in my pond.
It’s not the same.
>> 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.
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.
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....
Forgot the source... http://www.huntingpa.com/Deer%20stats.html
We still have 56 states to count!!!!!! :)