Don’t Mess With Texas: Lawmakers Seek to Block Federal Gun Control

dmwtAUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Under a measure advancing in the Texas Capitol, local police officers could be convicted of a crime for enforcing any new federal gun control laws.

The Firearm Protection Act moved to the House Committee on Federalism on Tuesday.

Rep. Steve Toth, a newly elected Republican from the Woodlands, said the bill would protect officers who defy federal orders to confiscate assault-style rifles and magazines containing more than ten rounds of ammunition.


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