Texas House Blocks Federal Gun Control 102-31
May 8, 2013
Introduced by Representative Matthew Krause, House Bill 928 is among the many pro-Second Amendment pieces of legislation that have either been passed or are currently going through the legal system around the nation. In fact, an entire website has been created to show the states that have introduced or passed legislation blocking federal forms of gun control.
The final vote count was 102-31.
Originally created in Montana, it all started with legislation known as The Firearms Freedom Act (FFA) — a bill that blocks the federal government from altering gun laws inside the states themselves.
As for House Bill 928, which received an overwhelming amount of support from both sides of the two party system, it restricts the feds from coming in and regulating everything from firearms to firearm accessories. A selection from the bill itself specifies how state employees may not aid federal officials in the confiscation of any firearm-related items:
“An agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state, and a law enforcement officer or other person employed by an agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state, may not contract with or in any other manner provide assistance to a federal agency or official with respect to the enforcement of a federal statute, order, rule, or regulation purporting to regulate a firearm, a firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition if the statute, order, rule, or regulation imposes a prohibition, restriction, or other regulation, such as a capacity or size limitation or a registration requirement, that does not exist under the laws of this state.”