HB 2286 - Deregulation of Silencers and Prevention of Federal Enforcement by the State

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HB 2286 - Deregulation of Silencers and Prevention of Federal Enforcement by the State

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Post by Papa_Tiger » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:16 am

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Hi ... ill=HB2286

Removes silencers from the list of weapons (unless legal under federal law) that are deemed illegal by the state to own, possess, manufacture or transport.

Provides a method of enforcement if a governmental entity, including state and local entities, try to prohibit silencers or enforce federal laws regarding them that are not also state laws.

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Post by KLB » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:50 am

This bill has made it out of committee.

https://legiscan.com/TX/bill/HB2286/2019

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Post by RoyGBiv » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:25 am

Nice sentiment, but in practice what will Austin, SA, Houston and Dallas do?

If I was found to possess a suppressor that I made myself without a stamp, they would arrest me, alert ATF, I would get cleared of state charges due to this new law, but still be screwed on Federal charges.

Hopefully Federal law will change some day. Not holding my breath.
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Post by snapcap45 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:30 pm

I do hope the NFA is ruled unconstitutional some day. Hopefull within my lifetime. I got a Form 4 out there for a suppressor. The wait continues.


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Re: HB 2286 - Deregulation of Silencers and Prevention of Federal Enforcement by the State

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Post by Papa_Tiger » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:36 pm

KLB wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:50 am
This bill has made it out of committee.

https://legiscan.com/TX/bill/HB2286/2019
Probably made it out of committee too late and will die in Calendars.

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Post by mojo84 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:58 pm

Wouldn't surprise me if they pass several pro 2nd bills from committee for them to die in calendars. That is part of playing the system to give the impression of being pro 2nd to earn ratings and be able to tell their constituents they are pro 2nd and to look at their voting record for proof.

At least they can say they voted for it in committee and it was Calendars committee that didn't get it scheduled on the floor. Isn't that what its all about.

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Post by KLB » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:54 pm

mojo84 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:58 pm
Wouldn't surprise me if they pass several pro 2nd bills from committee for them to die in calendars. That is part of playing the system to give the impression of being pro 2nd to earn ratings and be able to tell their constituents they are pro 2nd and to look at their voting record for proof.

At least they can say they voted for it in committee and it was Calendars committee that didn't get it scheduled on the floor. Isn't that what its all about.
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Re: HB 2286 - Deregulation of Silencers and Prevention of Federal Enforcement by the State

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Post by TonyG » Fri May 10, 2019 4:20 pm

The House passed this today, but I am sure the Senate won't find the time to get to it...

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