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TX Rep Introduces Legislation Barring Enforcement of Federal Gun Control Laws

TX Rep Introduces Legislation Barring Enforcement of Federal Gun Control Laws

Lawmakers in Texas will consider legislation to bar the enforcement of any federal gun control law that “infringes on a law abiding citizen’s right to keep and bear arms.” The bill, numbered HB 176, is titled The Second Amendment Preservation Act and was introduced by state representative Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Dist. 17). 

According to the Tenth Amendment Center, Kleinschmidt’s bill sets forth specific examples to show which federal gun control laws would be unenforceable.

For instance, a federal law could not be enforced in the state of Texas if it: “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 [which] may be reasonably expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by a law-abiding citizen.” 

Moreover, if a federal law “requires the registration or tracking of a firearm, firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition or the owners of those items…[and] may be reasonably expected to create chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens” then that law would also be unenforceable. 

Laws ordering “confiscation” of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition would also be invalid in the state.

In 2013 Kleinschmidt worked for a law barring “public and state colleges and universities from adopting administrative rules banning the possession, transportation, and storage of lawfully-owned firearms and ammunition in private motor vehicles by students and visitors with Concealed Handgun Licenses.”

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