2nd Amendment

Don’t mess with Texas guns: Bill would nullify federal gun bans

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Source: Donny Ferguson, with permission

Source: Donny Ferguson, with permission

A bill prefiled by Texas State Rep. Matt Krause would make it illegal for state or local law enforcement officers to enforce federal gun bans that contradict state law.

In other words, don’t mess with Texas. If a gun is legal in the Lone Star State, the feds can’t touch it.

Since the federal government largely relies on state and local law enforcement to execute federal gun bans, if passed the bill would nullify unconstitutional gun laws.

The bill, H.B. 110, reads, in part:

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.

Liberals are freaking out.

“Federal law enforcement is stretched too thin to stop them” and such laws “could have effects beyond a simple symbolic statement,” the Huffington Post huffed in 2015 when reporting on state efforts nullify federal gun bans.

Krause has called his bill “The Come And Take It Act,” referring to a 1835 incident in which Mexican soldiers, fearing a revolt, demanded the settlers of Gonzales, Texas, return to the government a cannon loaned to them as defense against Indian raiders. Flying a banner reading “Come And Take It,” the Texans used the cannon to fire on the attempted confiscators.

  • BonLovesFreedom

    The federal laws are unConstitutional and need to be stricken from the books. Our 2nd Amendment is all we need. CCW permit is an infringement by the federal government of “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms”. Good luck to, and for, Texas!

    • RLTMLT

      Interesting to note that the most Liberal jurisdictions in Texas are experiencing the most violence. The most Conservative areas where personal gun ownership is a fact of life are virtually crime free, possibly because the few who choose to commit the crimes don’t live long enough to repeat their actions !

  • Kevin

    Interesting that “Come and Take It” also refers to something that happened in 1835. This phrase also translates from the ancient Greek, “Molon Labe,” which is supposedly Leonidas’ reply to King Xerxes of Persia at the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC), when Xerxes demanded that the Greeks lay down their arms. The context was not a literal invitation (as in “please, take our weapons”), but much more a dare, as in, “Yeah, Come and Take them – you just f–cking Try it!” The Greek 300 all died in that battle, but only after slicing to pieces some 20,000 Persians.

  • sharon419

    Shouldn’t every state do this. Makes sense to me.

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