Texas Moves to Block Police from Enforcing New Federal Gun Laws
If passed, a bill introduced in the Texas State legislature would prevent state and local police officers from enforcing any new federal gun control laws.
The Firearm Protection Act, sponsored by Republican Representative Steve Toth (The Woodlands, Dist. 15), would stop Texas law enforcement officials from confiscating so-called assault weapons or large capacity ammunition magazines.
“There’s a federal law, there’s a 30-round magazine right in front of you – what do I do?,” Toth said to reporters. His bill, he said, firmly answers that question.
The bill would actually create a Class A misdemeanor for officials trying to enforce future federal gun control laws, making the police into the law breakers. The bill would also give states’ attorneys the ability to sue anyone who tries to enforce gun control laws.
Toth admitted that his bill would likely end up before the Supreme Court of the United States.