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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Lawmaker Wants To Make it A Felony To Enforce Any Federal Gun Ban in Texas

By susan Duclos

First it was a Wyoming lawmaker presenting a bill which threatens to arrest anyone that attempts to enforce any new federal guns bans in their state, with fines and jail time, bill is embedded here.

Now a Texas lawmaker, Rep. Steve Toth,  is proposing to make it a felony for anyone trying to enforce a federal gun ban in the state of Texas.

A Republican lawmaker from The Woodlands says he's trying to make sure the federal government doesn't take away our gun rights.

Don't mess with Texans or their guns. That’s how state Rep. Steve Toth (R-Woodlands) sees it.
Toth wants to make any new federal weapons ban illegal in the state of Texas.

“This is a hardened state. This isn't a good place for a criminal to show up and start shooting,” said Rep. Toth.

So, he’s proposing legislation that would make any federal law banning semiautomatic firearms or limiting the size of gun magazines unenforceable in the Lone Star State.

“We want to make sure this legislation protects the Second Amendment gun rights and the Tenth Amendment which is state sovereignty rights of Texans

This controversial idea comes on the heels of another state lawmaker, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and his views about gun training for Texas teachers.

“In case we've got school personnel with a concealed handgun permit that are in that school and there's an active shooter, we don't want the children harmed we don't want the teacher harmed,” said Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.

Under his plan, the state would foot the bill for gun training. The decision to allow for concealed weapons on campus would be made district by district.

“You're not turning the schools into an armed camp with a lot of police officers,” said Dewhurst. “At the same time, you're sending a message if you publicize it to bad people, stay away from our children.”

I said it in the Wyoming piece just a couple days ago and I will say it again, this is a gun law all Second Amendment supporters can get behind and every Republican controlled state should consider passing the same type of laws.