Otto Authors Firearms Legislation for Texas

AUSTIN, January 21, 2013 - Representative John Otto of Dayton introduced House Bill 553 relating to firearms and the preservation of the Second Amendment to the United State Constitution.

HB 553 States as follows:

A person who is a Peace Officer, State Officer, or State Employee commits an offense if the person, while acting under color of the person's office or employment, 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 taxing any firearm or ammunition therefore, or requiring the registration of any firearm or ammunition therefore.

This statute asserts that Texas has the right to regulate all matters concerning firearms and ammunition irrespective of Federal Laws.

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