Action Alert: Texas Bill to ‘Nullify Federal Gun Control’ Votes Today
Texas House Bill 1076, which would prohibit state or municipal law officers from enforcing certain federal gun control laws “knowingly”, is being debated and voted on today.
by Derrick Broze
May 4, 2013
The bill, introduced by Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands, would ban all state agencies and employees from enforcing any new federal laws that attempt to override Texas citizens second amendment right. If the bill becomes law it will stop any federal bans or restrictions on firearms, accessories, ammo, etc.
At a hearing this past Wednesday supporters cited religious and constitutional rights to gun ownership. Several people referenced the Nazi era and the erosion of civil liberties. The proposal drove the renowned libertarian, Judge Andrew Napolitano, to say that such widespread noncompliance can make a federal law “nearly impossible to enforce”
Another bill also in the Texas legislature also deals with gun control. House Bill 553 would enact Class A misdemeanor charges for federal public servants, and Class B for state, local or county agents who enforce the federal gun laws. The Texas Department of Public Safety would also be required to report any attempted enforcement of the federal gun laws. The bill is authored by state Reps. Jim Keffer, R-Eastland; John Otto, R-Dayton; Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen; Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie; and Drew Darby, R-San Angelo.