Toth to make move on feds in response to stricter gun laws
If Washington wants your guns, then one Texas legislator says he is going to do something about it, legally.
State Representative Steven Toth (R–The Woodlands) says he will file the Texas Firearms Protection Act if the Obama Administrations moves on automatic weapons and gun magazines. He told Matt Patrick why he's taking a stand.
“It’s the whole idea that one single person thinks we’re a democracy instead of a constitutional republic and that our rights come from his desk and his office,” Toth said.
Under his bill anyone trying to enforce a federal gun ban could be fined 50 thousand dollars or sent to jail for five years.
“If they infringe upon our state’s rights to bear arms then they would be prosecuted according to Texas state law. That’s it in a nutshell,” Toth stated.
Toth says he plans to talk to Attorney General Greg Abbott about this.
“We want him to really look at the bill and make sure that it’s absolutely air tight and can stand the scrutiny of the courts,” Toth explained.
Toth also told Patrick he will not work on this on his own.
“This is just too important for any single person to carry. We want to work on this together and make sure it gets done the right way,” Toth said.
Texas isn't the first state to try this. A similar bill passed in Wyoming last week.