Texas: We're With Wyoming On Gun Control

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. pspr


    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 sayshis 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 Repubicans 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.

  2. achilles28


    Great news :D
  3. RedDuke


    If Obama issues executive order, it is one thing. However, if congress passes the law, states will have to follow it according to our constitution.
  4. achilles28


    No, they don't have to follow it. Unconstitutional laws are illegal.
  5. jem


    we the people consented to a constitutionally limited and small federal govt.

    Look what happens with power.
    The Feds get away with executive orders telling Catholics they have to pay for abortifacient drugs.

    They get a way with telling the people they have to buy health insurance.

    So now they are going to try and use executive orders to steal second amendment rights.

    The U.S. Supreme Court better get on top of this monster of a federal govt before the states and the Feds have a showdown.

    We are seeing power corrupt. And the Sup Ct already made one big mistake... they better get out in front of this.

    the social contract with the federal govt is about to get revisited unless the socialist left realizes they are "progressing" their agenda too quickly.

    our people have been like the frog in the pot as the new big govt low liberty left and the neo con fake right have been stripping away our constitutional and economic liberties... now the frog is becoming aware.
    I hope it is not to late for americans who love liberty... not just gun liberty... but freedom from big govt telling us what to do. Whether that be buying health insurance, paying for abortifacient drugs or losing all sorts of other liberties with the "Partriot" Act. Or paying ridiculous levels of taxes so we can over spending on the military.. civil servants and free loaders.

    There should not even be a personal income tax. That is real freedom.

    Note... I am not advocating a revolt.
    I am advocating the govt get smaller.
  6. achilles28


    One interesting part about this national conversation on gun control is States are now defining their interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.

    Prior, it was Congress and the Executive that would lecture and tell us what the 2nd Amendment meant, and to what limits they could regulate it.

    Now the States, normally weak sisters in all this, joined the conversation, and some are telling DC to get fucked.
  7. 377OHMS


    I believe in democracy. If congress passes a law and it is upheld by SCOTUS I will comply because it has been through the democratic process and all of us as citizens have implied that we will obey the laws of the land.

    Executive order?

    LOL! I will completely ignore an executive order. Obama can go fuck himself.

    I gotta stop at the Walmart on the way home. I heard they have some Winchester .308 in stock. You have to be quick around here lol.
  8. achilles28


    Well said +10
  9. achilles28


    The Supreme Court ruled that blacks were only 2/3rds human.

    The Supreme Court ruled Obamacare legal.

    The Founders were abundantly clear that citizens were the milita, and the right to keep and bear arms was fundamental to the security of a free State.

    If the Supreme Court rules that blacks are only 2/3rds again, and legalizes gun confiscations, that's it. The Supreme Court will have then committed high treason against the Constitution and supplanted it's authority in place of the Bill of Rights. We are ruled by laws, not men.
  10. pspr


    Like CA, CO and WA follow the federal marijuana laws?
    #10     Jan 15, 2013