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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:52 PM

Texas Bill Would Make Federal Firearms Laws Unenforceable

Texans have loved guns longer than the Lone Star State has been in the United States.

One Texas lawmaker is pushing to keep a possible federal ban on the purchase of certain firearms out of the state.

Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands, is authoring the Firearm Protection Act, which he says would "make any federal law banning semiautomatic firearms or limiting the size of gun magazines unenforceable within the state's boundaries."

The bill would also make it a felony to enforce any such federal law.

More at http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/politics/Texas-Bill-Would-Make-Federal-Firearms-Ban-Unenforceable-187217601.html .

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TexasTowelie Jan 2013 OP
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #1
Politicalboi Jan 2013 #2
kentauros Jan 2013 #5
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #3
dballance Jan 2013 #4
nykym Jan 2013 #6
mbperrin Jan 2013 #8
Zen Democrat Jan 2013 #7
Gothmog Jan 2013 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:56 PM

1. Here's my suggestion for that. Cut off every dime of federal funding and business

in the Lone Star state. Texas would be flat-out broke in 2 days.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:04 PM

2. My Dog

I wish us pot smokers went after the feds like these assholes do. Fine let ALL the gun nuts move to Texass and give them their toys and I hope they kill one another real soon. And take this asshole Woodlands with YOU.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:18 PM

5. Please

When you're in our little group, refrain from insulting us with your "Texass" label. That may be acceptable in other parts of DU, but not so much here.

And no, we don't want any more numbskulls than we already have. Deal with your own

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:16 PM

3. I want to see him tell some U.S. Marshal that.

Federal law trumps state law. That issue was settled a long time ago.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:16 PM

4. Good Grief - This Has Been Tried SO Many Times and Fails

This theory that the state can pass a law "nullifying" a federal law has been tried and tried and tried. Apparently this asshat forgets about National Guard being dispatched to make sure an Arkansas school integrated. I'm pretty sure SCOTUS has been consistent in ruling Federal Law trumps State Law. His constituents should be angry he's wasting state time and money to get his bill passed.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:30 PM

6. Proof positive that these rethugs do not read or support the US Constitution

The Constitution provides that duly enacted federal laws “shall be the supreme law of the land” — a provision known as the “Supremacy Clause” — and thus states are powerless to nullify laws their lawmakers don’t feel like complying with or to arrest federal officials for carrying out their lawful duties. This Clause applies both to valid Acts of Congress themselves and to properly authorized executive orders, as the President’s power to issue an executive order generally flows from an Act of Congress.

Link:http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/15/1453061/unconstitutional-texas-bill-would-make-enforcing-federal-gun-laws-a-felony/?fb_action_ids=546254665384605&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

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Response to nykym (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:47 PM

8. You're absolutely right, and how in the world could anyone not know that

if they are 17 or older and took the required US Government course their senior year in high school? I mean, the Supremacy Clause is covered on day 6 of the course when I teach it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:32 PM

7. These people talk about the Constitution and don't know the first thing about it.

No-Nothings is a compliment for these people. It isn't ignorance, it's rank stupidity.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:45 AM

9. This provision is clearly unConstitutional

Nullification is not legal and this law would be ruled unconstitutional as soon as it is challenged.

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