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Texas Proposal Would Make Local Police Enforcement Of Federal Gun Laws A Crime

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CBS Houston

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police officers could be charged with a crime for enforcing new federal gun control laws in Texas under a proposal by a lawmaker who acknowledges the measure likely would end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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. It moved Tuesday to the House Committee on Federalism.

President Barack Obama has proposed federal laws banning such weapons, but no such laws currently exist.

Toth’s proposal would create a Class A misdemeanor for police officers enforcing any new federal gun regulations.

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  1. Cruisin Cat

    February 21st, 2013

    See? Something good does occasionally come out of california central…

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  2. old_oaks

    February 21st, 2013

    It was very difficult to not buy one of these at the gun store today.


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  3. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 21st, 2013

    @old_oaks — Here’s my favorite.

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  4. Unruly Refugee

    February 21st, 2013

    If you ever want to start a fight, just talk shit about Texas any place in Texas where men congregate. Guaranteed not to be emasculated like Californica and the other states that take their marching orders from queers.

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  5. Tony R

    February 21st, 2013

    I’m sure the same federal government that tried to prevent Arizona from enforcing federal immigration laws should have no problem with Texas refusing to enforce federal gun laws, right?

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