Texas Considers Jail For Federal Agents Enforcing New Gun Regulations

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 9 months ago

So as we have been discussing, Texas is considering a proposal to imprison federal agents who enforce new gun regulations.

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 says his 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.

We need more than talk.  One or more of these state bills needs to pass in order to be a legitimate threat to the power of the federal agencies.




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