Texas Proposal to Jail Feds enforcing new gun laws


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MaterDei
January 15, 2013, 02:15 PM
The Texas legislature only meets for a couple of months every other year. They are currently in session so from a timing perspective now is a good time for all of the ban talk coming from the feds as the Texas legislature is well positioned to respond.

http://radio.woai.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=119078&article=10700507

The state rep proposing this is smart enough to know that it will undoubtedly receive a legal challenge which he welcomes because,

"At some point there needs to be a showdown between the states and the federal government over the Supremacy Clause,"

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1911austin
January 15, 2013, 02:19 PM
I will contact my state reps.

Silent Bob
January 15, 2013, 02:28 PM
I e-mailed my rep asking him to support this legislation and also e-mailed Rep. Steve Toth, who introduced it, to thank him for doing so.

MaterDei
January 15, 2013, 02:30 PM
Not so silent, Bob. Well done. :)

hso
January 15, 2013, 02:39 PM
If you're from TX use this link to send a letter to your state officials. http://www.congress.org/congressorg/issues/alert/?alertid=61115481&type=ML
Citing state constitutional guarantees for RKBA and promises of support for this show of resistance to proposed federal bans violating the state laws will help garner support for the idea.

THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE 1. BILL OF RIGHTS

That the general, great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established, we declare:

Sec. 1. FREEDOM AND SOVEREIGNTY OF STATE. Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, and the maintenance of our free institutions and the perpetuity of the Union depend upon the preservation of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States.


Sec. 23. RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.

Billy Shears
January 15, 2013, 02:42 PM
We had the nullification crisis back in 1832. The states lost. As much as I sympathize with Texas on this issue, I don't see this as being enforceable.

JohnM
January 15, 2013, 02:47 PM
So far I think only Texas and Wyoming have such bills on the table.
I wish a few other strong gun rights states would get off their duffs and join in!

Ryanxia
January 15, 2013, 03:03 PM
I think it was Montana did the first one but it was a little different than Wyoming's proposed. Hope they go through. Even if they meet resistance.

1911austin
January 15, 2013, 04:29 PM
If you're from TX use this link to send a letter to your state officials. http://www.congress.org/congressorg/...115481&type=ML
Citing state constitutional guarantees for RKBA and promises of support for this show of resistance to proposed federal bans violating the state laws will help garner support for the idea.

Here is what I just sent.

I am writing today to voice my strong support for an upcoming bill named “The Firearms Protection Act” that will be introduced by state Representative Steve Toth. We, as patriots, must support principled leaders who will fight to support our God given and unalienable rights as outlined in our founding documents.

As a proud law-abiding citizen of the United States of America and the great State of Texas, I have watched in horror as our individual liberties have been eroded by a federal government that becomes ever more tyrannical. The rights of the individual as well as the States have been ignored long enough.

If we sit back and do nothing in the face of this tyranny we will cease to be a free and self-governed people. All of us as elected officials and private citizens share the responsibility of maintaining our freedoms that were handed down from previous generations. To do nothing and allow our children to inherit a country where individual liberty has been lost would be an unconscionable and cowardly act.

I hope and pray that the people of this great land can count on your support for this cause. Please feel free to contact me if there is anything I can do as a private citizen to assist you in this matter.


I will post any responses that I receive to this thread.

12Bravo20
January 15, 2013, 04:49 PM
Missouri has a similar bill in the works

Checkman
January 15, 2013, 08:44 PM
So does Idaho.

Doc7
January 15, 2013, 08:49 PM
Just read of MY assemblyman in NJ proposing 5 round magazine limits. TX sounds good and I won't bring any dam-yankee politics with me.

Deltaboy
January 15, 2013, 09:01 PM
I love my adopted home state of TX.

Okiegunner
January 15, 2013, 09:14 PM
A bill in the works for Oklahoma also.

1911austin
January 15, 2013, 09:18 PM
Just read of MY assemblyman in NJ proposing 5 round magazine limits. TX sounds good and I won't bring any dam-yankee politics with me.

We are importing too many liberals....If you support freedom, please come.

Deus Machina
January 16, 2013, 10:59 PM
Wow, high road, right there.

Not the death penalty because that pushes 'proverbial line in the sand' to 'revolt.'

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