TEXAS TO OBAMA.... "STAY THE HELL AWAY OR FACE $50,000 FINE AND 5 YEARS IN OUR PRISON!"
Old Salt 2013/02/28 20:03:25
"Mr. President, TEXAS is not like you!" "Any federal laws you impose by executive orders aimed at restricting the ownership of semi-automatic guns or limiting the size of magazines will be deemed illegal in our state!" Should Representative Steve Toth, have his way, the "Firearms Protection Act" (HB1076) will become TEXAS law!
This bill will declare that if Obama officials come into the state of Texas to enforce a federal executive order, they will be subject to criminal prosecution. According to Representative Toth, "the purpose of this bill will block efforts by federal officials to come into the state of TEXAS and interfere with our rights granted under the Constitution of Texas and the United States."
IF passed, the punishment for such offense would be:
a: Fine of up to $50,000
b: Up to 5 years in a Texas prison!
Texas attorney General, Gregg Abbott, "Such a law will send a clear message to Washington by supporting and protecting Texans from the Federal Administrations unconstitutional overreach!"
As of this date, Wyoming is ALSO pushing forward similar legislation and is expected, as in Texas, to pass with little to no resistance! HOWEVER, the Obama Administration has already declared the such provisions would be ILLEGAL, citing the SUPREMACY CLAUSE having jurisdiction over State Government! The Supremacy Clause is the portion of the U. S. Constitution which declares federal laws and statutes are ‘the supreme law of the land.’ But Texas declares any EXECUTIVE ORDERS on Constitutional provisions are "Unconstitutional" and do not supersede or apply to the powers of STATES RIGHTS!
Texas concedes that they will indeed face fierce opposition from the President and will welcome any legal fight over this law. "We look forward to taking it all the way to the Supreme Court," states Abbott, “At some point there needs to be a showdown between the states and the federal government over the Supremacy Clause..... Let the battle begin with Texas."
So... What say you Soda Head member? Is Texas & Wyoming within their rights to protect their states from federal gun control measures? Or would Secession be the ONLY other option? Old Salt
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