Texas to impose jail and fines for attempted gun control enforcement

Bill: HB553 (PDF)

Sponsored by Reps. Otto, Aycock, Pitts, Darby, and Keffer, HB 553 (“Second Amendment Preservation Act”) states that federal firearms regulations infringe a Texan’s right to bear arms in direct violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and, therefore, are “invalid in this State and shall be further considered null and void and of no effect in this State.” A person who is a Peace Officer, State Officer, or State Employee, [or public servant] “commits an offense if the person…intentionally enforces or attempts to enforce any acts, laws, executive orders, agency orders, rules or regulations of any kind whatsoever of the United States government relating to confiscating any firearm, banning any firearm, limiting the size of a magazine for any firearm, imposing any limit on the ammunition that may be purchased for any firearm, taxing any firearm or ammunition therefore, or requiring the registration of any firearm or ammunition therefore.” Violators are guilty of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to one year confinement and a fine of $10,000.

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