Texas State Rep. Steve Toth To File ‘Firearm Protection Act’

From Your Houston News:

State Rep. Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands) has begun the process to file legislation assisting the protection of the Second Amendment of the United State Constitution.

The “Firearms Protection Act” bill would make any federal law banning semi-automatic firearms or limiting the size of gun magazines unenforceable within the state’s boundaries. Anyone trying to enforce a federal gun ban could face felony charges under the proposal.”

Texas will become at least the second state to do this if it passes. Wyoming already has it.

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22 Responses to Texas State Rep. Steve Toth To File ‘Firearm Protection Act’

  1. Frank in Texas says:

    This is why I love living in Texas. We still have folks here who have testicles and common sense. Contrast this with the “riding the subway in your underpants” crowd and you can see why the blue states are in trouble. ‘Nuff said.

  2. DocO says:

    Serious question for you Texans out there.

    Is there any place in Texas that isn’t a searing inferno during the summer?

    I’d love to move there but I grew up in Michigan and I’m not well suited to arid and hot climates.

    • RJ says:

      East TX hot humid, gulf coast hot humid, central tx hot dry or humid as the mood strikes, west tx hot dry, n panhandle cold in winter not to bad in summer, but can get hot.

      There is a reason the devil took hell and left texas to us. I’m giving serious thought to north when I retire.

  3. sortahwitte says:

    Doc. Think about Oklahoma.

    Just as hot and humid as Texas.
    Maybe a little colder.
    People just as friendly.
    People don’t try to change what the Constitution says.
    Come on down.

    • RUDE JUDE says:

      Too many tornadoes there though. South central Indiana gets all four seasons and pretty much dodges most tornadoes.

    • notamobster says:

      My aunt & uncle (cousins & families) live in Bluffton, In. I was down there a couple of weeks ago. Beautiful place. I really love it.

  4. Carol says:

    Rep. Toth sure doesn’t speak for me re his Firearm Protection Act. I believe he’s trying to appear macho and prove his manhood because all Texans should have closets full of guns.

    • notamobster says:

      All Texans should have closets full of guns. There’s nothing macho about being free & staying that way. I suppose you think we’re immune to tyranny, eh?

  5. Neybero from El Paso says:

    So your bright idea is to ignore Federal Law? That’s what criminals do. The Narcos are your biggest fans since you support no background checks at gun shows.

    The War for State’s Rights was fought by Texas and the Confederacy 150 years ago – we lost to the Yankees. You appear stuck in a 19th century time warp.

    Why not return to your native state of New York? Your giving real Texans a bad rap. Or at least come visit us at the Border, we have plenty of Narcos running around with unregistered guns who can show you a good time.

    P.S. So how come no Texas city has a subway system? We have 5 of the nation’s top 20 cities (Houston #4, San Antonio #7, Dallas #9, Austin #13, Fort Worth #16, and El Paso #19). You can then pass a subway dress code.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Point: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

      Counterpoint: “So your bright idea is to ignore the Law? That’s what criminals do.”

    • R.D. Walker says:

      I am confused by the subway comment. Is the existence of a subway system some kind of a measure of the quality of life in a city?

      • Neybero from El Paso says:

        A subway for a big city definitely helps alleviate congestion. If you’ve ever been stuck in your average Austin or Houston bottleneck, you’d understand. Each year we literally waste billions of gallons of fuel while we lose tens of billions more in lost productivity while sitting in traffic. Check out the Texas Transportation Institute studies. Adios amigo.

        • R.D. Walker says:

          If the people of Houston wanted more public transportation, they would have more public transportation.

          • Neybero from El Paso says:

            That’s why they recently built a light rail system downtown, first step. Lots of engineering challenges.

        • notamobster says:

          Apparently, Mr Neybero is terribly fond of gun control – and only slightly less important – is… public transit?

          Wait, huh?

    • notamobster says:

      Our Constitution guarantees a few things to the citizens of this country. It also makes a guarantee to the states that they reserve all rights not expressly authorized to the federal government by the US Constitution. Where in this document is the .gov authorized to infringe upon the rights of Americans to keep and bear arms?

      I seem to recall Amendment 2 stating that said right “shall not be infringed”. Also, Mr Neybero, for the sake of discussion, what possible positive effect would these BG checks have when los cartelenos use straw purchasers to buy the weapons? Please, tell me that you’re not suggesting that they go in and make the purchases themselves?

      Also, what in this new system is to prevent me or someone else from simply selling my unregistered firearm to someone else, anyway? If crime is my thing, would I not simply ignore the law?

      I won’t fight over the requirement for additional BG checks because it’s a silly regulation. I also won’t support the thing for the very same reason. It accomplishes nothing to stem the tide of illegal gun violence.

      • notamobster says:

        You know what? Put simply, if our federal govt can choose which laws it will enforce/follow, then so can the states!

  6. Neybero from El Paso says:

    You omit how the 2nd Amendment begins: ” A well regulated militia, …”

    So if you want zero regs on keeping and bearing arms, then why draw a line anywhere and let’s allow fully automated .50 cal machine guns, RPGs, surface to air missiles, etc. The carteleRos will absolutely love you. Then they can become the local warlords in your neighborhood. Heck, why not allow Texas to make its own law to build its own nukes (we already have the facility at PanTex).

    Narcos don’t need straw man gun purchasers, way too time consuming for busy Narcos to purchase arms on a onesy-twosy basis. We already have corrupt and willing Borderland gun dealers selling hundreds of weapons at a time to the Narcos. Several have already been busted – more to come. Over two-thirds of guns in Mexico illegally come from the USA. It’s a big business along the Border. ¡Vengan a ver!

    • notamobster says:

      The words “well-regulated” mean in working order. The militia is the people. Read.

      I’d love to own an rpg and some .50 cal machine guns! I’d be the prettiest girl at the ball if the government ever tried to truly overstep it’s authority!

      They do use strawmen. Read up on gunwalker & fast & furious. Thousands of guns sold to straw purchasers and walked into Mexico. Sold with the full-knowledge of our tyrannical government!

      Feel free to hammer yours into plowshares. None for me, thanks.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      “So if you want zero regs on keeping and bearing arms, then why draw a line anywhere and let’s allow fully automated .50 cal machine guns, RPGs, surface to air missiles, etc. “

      The inverse is also true. If no lines are drawn, the 2nd Amendment doesn’t even protect the right to keep and bear a single shot .22 or a Daisy air rifle.

  7. Neybero from El Paso says:

    Suggest you rethink the RPG though and get something better, not even the U.S military uses them since they are so unreliable. When I was in Afghanistan, the Taliban couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn with a RPG. .50 cal is a much better choice.

    Sure strawmen are used for Mexico, but the big boys operate much more elegantly.

    • notamobster says:

      I’d still like to have one. An M2 sure would look pretty on my pickup truck. A nice M107 in my collection wouldn’t be bad either. International arms dealers will always exist. Your point was about strawman purchases. You specifically said “Narcos don’t need straw man gun purchasers, way too time consuming for busy Narcos to purchase arms on a onesy-twosy basis.”

      In fact, they do. They use people w/clean records. Thus, my point that BG checks don’t/won’t stem the tide of cartel violence in Mexico.

      You then said: “We already have corrupt and willing Borderland gun dealers selling hundreds of weapons at a time to the Narcos…”

      We have a corrupt and willing government,selling thousands of weapons to cartels which have used the same weapons to kill Americans and hundreds or thousands of Mexicans. Where is your outrage?