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by Gator Guy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas
Replies: 30
Views: 2213

Re: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas

RoyGBiv wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:03 am
Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:55 pm
A SCOTUS case from the Roosevelt era upheld a conviction of a farmer for growing wheat to feed his family and violating federal wage and price control laws. The Court held that the Commerce Clause was triggered even though the farmer's wheat had not traveled in interstate commerce. Had he not grown his own wheat he would have had to buy food. This impacted interstate commerce.

I know, the case sucked!
Chas.
The scariest thing about Wickard v Filburn was that it was a UNANIMOUS decision. :shock:
It goes so clearly against the actual words in the constitution. I have to wonder what threats or other duress were used to get a unanimous decision. I also have to wonder if the Kavanaugh confirmation means there are finally enough SCOTUS justices who have read, understand, and respect the constitution to overturn it.
by Gator Guy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas
Replies: 30
Views: 2213

Re: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:15 pm
Let me ask you this. If Texas were to pass a law like you support, would you then make a suppressor, SBR or machine gun? (I said "make" because no one will sell you one without complying with federal law.)
Of course I would make it myself. That way there's no commerce, and Congress has no Constitutional power under Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 to regulate it.
by Gator Guy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas
Replies: 30
Views: 2213

Re: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas

ScottDLS wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:09 am
Gator Guy wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:59 am
The question is whether there are any pro gun legislators who will introduce a bill to repeal state laws on silencers, short barrels, and machine guns. Like pro-marijuana legislators in other states got rid of their state laws on marijuana. There's no enumerated right to grow and smoke weed, so there's a lot more reason to repeal state laws infringing what types of arms people can keep and bear.
The only Texas state law banning Silencers, SBR, SBS, and MG's already excepts Federally registered ones, or ones not required to be registered.
That's true but pro-2A Texas legislators would decriminalize those arms at the state level like Colorado pro-weed legislators decriminalized marijuana at the state level.

Unless you're saying Colorado and the left coast only exempt weed that's legal at the Federal level? :headscratch
by Gator Guy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas
Replies: 30
Views: 2213

Re: HB 349 - Make bump stocks illegal in Texas

The question is whether there are any pro gun legislators who will introduce a bill to repeal state laws on silencers, short barrels, and machine guns. Like pro-marijuana legislators in other states got rid of their state laws on marijuana. There's no enumerated right to grow and smoke weed, so there's a lot more reason to repeal state laws infringing what types of arms people can keep and bear.

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