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Texas bill would block police from
enforcing new federal gun laws

Associated Press, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:PChristopher, 2/21/2013 5:35:07 AM

Under a measure advancing in the Texas Capitol, local police officers could be convicted of a crime for enforcing any new federal gun control laws. Rep. Steve Toth, a newly elected Republican from the Woodlands, said his proposal would prevent officers from carrying out any future federal orders to confiscate assault rifles and ammunition magazines. "There´s a federal law, there´s a 30-round magazine right in front of you - what do I do?" Toth said in an interview. The measure known as the Firearm Protection Act "answers that question in spades," he said.

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It just gets better and better

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 2/21/2013 6:17:10 AM     (No. 9188259)

I hope Mississippi follows suit...


Reply 2 - Posted by: Deedo, 2/21/2013 6:34:26 AM     (No. 9188279)

And this is why Texas kicks backsides. I was born a Texan but live in the NE. Gotta move soon.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: triggerberg, 2/21/2013 6:37:21 AM     (No. 9188281)

Me too, #1!


Reply 4 - Posted by: hamrman, 2/21/2013 6:46:52 AM     (No. 9188295)

You GO Texas! The only thing left after this is succession...


Reply 5 - Posted by: mws50, 2/21/2013 7:04:56 AM     (No. 9188324)

Texas will not secede from the USA. We will merely resign our membership in this failed Union, so that we may create a more perfect Union..


Reply 6 - Posted by: Ranger Applejack Dawson, 2/21/2013 7:59:01 AM     (No. 9188428)

I´m hopin´ they pass a bill in Austin soon to bring several ammo manufacturers to the state by offerin´ great big ol´ tax breaks.


Reply 7 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 2/21/2013 2:53:33 PM     (No. 9189349)

There are countless number of LEOs who own belt-fed weapons down here, like they are going to give up their toys...


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Gretchen, 2/21/2013 3:21:00 PM     (No. 9189404)

#2, also live in the NE but in process to move to Texas. Cannot wait to get out of here. Don´t feel free here on the east coast.



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