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Come and Take Ití Gun Enforcement Bill Passes Texas House
ivn.us ^ | 13 May, 2013 | Eric Robinson

Posted on 05/15/2013 9:10:31 AM PDT by marktwain

House Bill 928, also known as the “Come and Take It” law, passed the Texas House on May 8. The legislation mandates that no state money can be spent to enforce federal firearm regulations that do not also exist in state law and is a push-back against proposed federal rules on firearms and ammunition. However, it does not penalize state law enforcement officers who help the feds.

The legislation was written by Republican Representatives Matt Krause (R-Arlington), Scott Sanford (R-McKinney), Allen Fletcher (R-Cypress), George Lavender (R-Texarkana) , and Kenneth Sheets (R-Dallas). According to Matt Krause’s website, the idea for the bill came from the works of Mario Loyola, In the article States and the Gun-Control Fight, Loyola wrote:

We know that federal law cannot require state agencies to participate in a federal program. We know that because the Supreme Court’s most important federalism case of the last 30 years – Printz. v. United States (1997) – tells us that the federal government can’t command the states to do anything. In fact, Printz struck down a part of the Brady Act that required state officials to process background checks on prospective gun purchasers. The Court ruled that this offended ‘the structural framework of dual sovereignty.’ In a classic opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia, the Court observed, ‘The power of the Federal Government would be augmented immeasurably if it were able to impress into its service–and at no cost to itself–the police officers of the 50 States.’

“It’s a simple bill that says that while we recognize the federal government’s right to enact firearms laws that overstep our state laws, we won’t be using any local or state tax dollars to help them,” Representative Matt Krause said to the Austin American-Statesman. “It encompasses the mentality of the flag that flew during the Texas Revolution. It tells the federal government: If you want to enforce your firearms laws, you’ll have to come do it yourself.”

The bill was approved by the House with a 100-31 vote. Opponents of the bill argue that it’s unconstitutional and could force a shutdown with federal officials.

After the bill moved to the senate, it was referred to the Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security Committee, where it was scheduled for a hearing on May 13. Because Krause has not yet found a sponsor in the Senate, the bill faces a tougher challenge.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; guncontrol; secondamendment; texas
Opponents of the bill cannot read or do not care.
1 posted on 05/15/2013 9:10:31 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

And what would be the downside of a showdown with the federal government?? He’ll, this is Texas!!!!


2 posted on 05/15/2013 9:21:20 AM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: marktwain

– Printz. v. United States (1997) – tells us that the federal government can’t command the states to do anything

Apply this not to just healthcare exchanges but all of Nobamacare.


3 posted on 05/15/2013 9:36:15 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: El Gato; Eaker; hocndoc; Squantos; SwinneySwitch; MeekOneGOP; weegee; lentulusgracchus; ...
Texas Ping!

Come and Take It’ Gun Enforcement Bill Passes Texas House

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3019803/posts

Now on to the TX Senate

4 posted on 05/15/2013 9:45:08 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: marktwain
Because Krause has not yet found a sponsor in the Senate, the bill faces a tougher challenge.

Naw, it'll go through just fine.

5 posted on 05/15/2013 10:00:43 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: marktwain

Should be called “Take your laws and shove it”!


6 posted on 05/15/2013 10:08:22 AM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: marktwain

Let me guess, Windy the Witch Davis voted against.


7 posted on 05/15/2013 10:10:07 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: bgill

I just got off the phone with my VERY PRO GUN Texas Senator’s office (Craig Estes) and he is the sponsor of this bill in the senate.
I thought this was an important development for those who follow the TX legislative process here.


8 posted on 05/15/2013 10:22:16 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Texas Fossil; All

FREEPER ALERT: “- - - Because Krause has not yet found a sponsor in the Senate, - - - “


9 posted on 05/15/2013 10:24:46 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: marktwain; All

While I am not opposed to this bill, I have to ask on thing...

What if the Feds come in and start enforcing some infringement upon the residents of the state of Texas, or any other state for that matter...

If it involves banning, confiscation, dealing with snitch lines for folks who are sympathetic to their (Feds) causes, they drop a dime on you and you get the Nth degree from them at that point...

Obviously as individuals we are screwed...

But hey, some of us will see it coming...I hope the few that get nabbed first, set the stage for the rest of us, and the response is clear...

Hopefully it won’t come to that...No one will win at that point...


10 posted on 05/15/2013 10:38:28 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Graewoulf

I think there is a companion bill in the Senate already...I need to go and check...But I know they are in the final readings and votes on the floor for this legislative session...

If Strauss and his cronies haven’t put it in the Calendars scedule, it is un-likely it will even see the light of day, much less a vote in either house...


11 posted on 05/15/2013 10:41:02 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: marktwain

“However, it does not penalize state law enforcement officers who help the feds.”

They’ll have to deal with the people of this state if they do so.


12 posted on 05/15/2013 10:59:51 AM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: Texas Fossil

Thanks for the ping!


13 posted on 05/15/2013 6:44:04 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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