Texas Bill Would Make All Federal Gun Laws Invalid & Unenforceable

Found here: freedomoutpost.com by Tim Brown

Texas Republican State Representative Tim Kleinschmidt (Lexington), who was recently re-elected, introduced House Bill 176 (HB176), which would declare all federal gun laws to be “invalid” and “not enforceable” within the sovereign state of Texas.

The bill, titled The Second Amendment Preservation Act, reads in part:

A federal law, including a statute, an executive, administrative, or court order, or a rule, that infringes on a law-abiding citizen’s right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution or Section 23, Article I, Texas Constitution, is invalid and not enforceable in this state.

According to the bill, A federal law that infringes on a law-abiding citizen’s right to keep and bear arms includes a law that:

  1. imposes a tax, fee, or stamp on a firearm, firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition that is not common to all other goods and services and may be reasonably expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by a law-abiding citizen;
  2. requires the registration or tracking of a firearm, firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition or the owners of those items that may be reasonably expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by a law-abiding citizen;
  3. prohibits the possession, ownership, use, or transfer of a firearm, firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition by a law-abiding citizen;
  4. orders the confiscation of a firearm, firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition from a law-abiding citizen.

Understand that this just isn’t a bill with no teeth in it. The bill states, “Each state court and law enforcement agency of this state shall protect a law-abiding citizen’s right to keep and bear arms” and any government agency or employee or official of a government agency who “knowingly violates Section 115.003(b) is liable under this section to a law-abiding citizen whose right to keep and bear arms was infringed by the person.”

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