While the federal government continues to look at gun control and determine
if new federal actions need to be taken, a group of lawmakers in Texas
already creating a defense plan. According to the potential laws, Texas
would be exempt from any new federal gun control policies that could be
put into effect. Some of the bills suggested would make it illegal to
enforce any new federal weapon measures on the state.
While there is not one accepted bill that is being pushed into legislation
for review, some proposals would exempt all locally made firearms from
the federal fun statutes. Others would jail any Texas police officers
who would attempt to enforce the federal gun control laws. A Republican
chairman at the House Committee on Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility
says that the bills want to assert the sovereignty of Texas where it is
possible to do so. Pastors in the area seem to be rallying behind the
bills, saying that Texans have the right to bear arms and that this right
shouldn't be taken away.
The bills are primarily support by Republicans in the state, while many
Democrats have described the bills as extreme to newscasters. Still, not
many people at a recent hearing spoke out against the measures that would
make sure that Texans always have the right to have their guns. While
federal gun control laws still haven't been enacted, there are still
weapons crimes for which you can be arrested in the state of Texas. If
you have been accused of violating a gun law, then you are going to want
Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer on your side. Contact an attorney at the firm today for more information
or to discuss your different options for defense.