It’s outstanding to see the great state of Texas follow Montana’s lead in the continuing fight to wrest individual state sovereignty rights away from the federal government. Under HB 1863 all intrastate commerce involving the sale of firearms, ammunition and accessories manufactured within the state would be outside the control of the federal government per the Ninth and Tenth Amendments contained within our United States Constitution.
I urge Texas residents to contact Rep. Leo Berman’s office and offer your support of HB 1863 and his many efforts to ensure the rights of the people of Texas against an overbearing and intrusive federal government.
A bill by state Rep. Leo Berman exempting Texas-made firearms, gun accessories and ammunition sold within the state from federal regulation and law — including registration — was heard in a House committee on Monday.
The bill also provides for the Texas Attorney General’s office to defend Texans who run afoul of the federal government because of this law.
Berman, a Tyler Republican who has pushed several “states’ rights” measures this legislative session, said his bill would affect more than 300 manufacturers in the state.
“Under the 9th and 10th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, states have responsibility for regulating intrastate commerce,” Berman said. “The federal government has no role.”
Worse, he said, the federal government would like to increase regulations.
“With the appointment of Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general, we have the most anti-Second Amendment attorney general in the history of the nation,” Berman said. “What we’re saying with this is there are some guns not subject to federal regulation. We have guns and gun accessories and ammunition here that are not subject to their regulation.”
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