According to WOAI Radio, a Texas lawmaker says he plans to introduce a state bill called the Firearms Protection Act. The bill is in response to any new laws that Congress may pass, or any that may be imposed by the president using an executive order that would ban or restrict the ownership of semi-automatic firearms. The bill also addresses any new laws that limit the size of gun magazines.
If the legislation passes, it would make any new federal gun laws illegal in the state of Texas.
Strong words for sure, but, Republican Representative Steve Toth said that the measure he will introduce makes it a felony for any federal official that tries to enforce any proposed new gun rules in his state. Similar legislation was introduced in Wyoming last week.
The Texas bill would also make the crime punishable by a $50,000.00 fine and up to five years in prison. It seems that some politicians are as adamant about firearms ownership and our Constitutional rights, as President Obama and some in Congress are about taking our firearms away.
With all of the talk of secession lately, this would certainly be a shortcut for Texas to circumvent new gun laws if they are enacted by Congress. But the issue doesn’t stop there, because if Texas can get away with their plan proposed by Toth, then what would the next step be; perhaps eliminating the federal Income Tax?
It seems quite logical that other states will follow the Texas and Wyoming lead on the issue of preserving Constitutional rights.