You have to hand it to the Gun Control Party*: they never seem to realize that the liquid running into their eyes is blood from continuously beating their fool heads against the wall of conservative, Second Amendment-loving Texas.
Courtesy of the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA), here’s their latest laundry list of wishful thinking:
- House Bill 22, House Bill 106, House Bill 284, House Bill 324 & House Bill 662 requiring the REPORTING OF LAWFUL SALES of certain firearms and magazines to state and/or local law enforcement. [nope]
- House Bill 76 & Senate Bill 172 CRIMINALIZING the failure of a victim of gun theft to report having his or her firearms stolen. [unenforceable, according to the State Police]
- House Bill 88 & House Bill 447 further TAXING the sale of firearms and/or ammunition and firearms accessories. [higher taxes? in Texas? lol]
- House Bill 110, House Bill 146, House Bill 308 & Senate Bill 360 BANNING private firearms transfers at gun shows. [was that a unicorn I just saw?]
- House Bill 123, House Bill 136 & Senate Bill 144 so-called “red flag” GUN CONFISCATION legislation requiring firearms surrender without due process. [no due process… yeah, maybe they could get away with that in Illinois]
- House Bill 129, House Bill 565, House Bill 761, House Bill 781, House Bill 925, House Bill 996, House Bill 1072, Senate Bill 32 & Senate Bill 145 RAISING THE AGE for firearms sales, restricting firearms transfers to, or purchases by, young adults. [lowering the age would have more chance of passing]
- House Bill 155, House Bill 236, Senate Bill 170 & Senate Bill 370 BANNING private firearms transfers between certain family members and friends, requiring FFLs to process these transactions that would include federal paperwork for government approval at an undetermined fee. [yeah, we just love getting the feds’ noses stuck in our bidness in Texas]
- House Bill 817, House Bill 925 & Senate Bill 32 BANNING the manufacture, sale, purchase or possession of commonly-owned semi-automatic rifles, pistols and shotguns. [there aren’t enough body bags to enforce this little wet dream]
- House Bill 197 & House Bill 632 BANNING the sale or transfer and possession of standard capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. [see the point above]
- House Bill 179, House Bill 216 & House Bill 244 RESTRICTING long gun open carry, with limited exceptions. [you mean, over and above the restrictions we already have, and that most Texans hate like poison and mostly ignore?]
- House Bill 298 establishes a 3-day WAITING PERIOD for firearms sales. [uh huh — I know we’ve got a lot of Californians come here recently, but we still ain’t California yet]
- House Bill 887 CRIMINALIZING the practice of home-building firearms. [sorry, I need to go get another hanky]
- House Bill 925 requiring enforcement of a whole host of newly-established firearms restrictions through PRIVATE CIVIL ACTIONS. [once again, this isn’t California or New fucking York]
- House Bill 1092 REPEALING Texas’ firearms industry non-discrimination act from the 2021 session. [considering the margin by which the latter was passed in 2021, that ain’t gonna happen either]
- Senate Bill 205 REPEALING Texas’ campus carry law. [because of all the dozens of mass shootings on Texas campuses over the past few years, maybe?]
- Senate Bill 253 STREAMLINING signage requirements for posting areas off-limits to gun owners, making it easier for property owners to ban carrying on-premises. [actually, that we have any such signs at all is something I and others intend to take up with our legislators]
Every single one of these has been copied and pasted, so to speak, from years gone past; all have gone down in flames or else been “tabled” without making it out of committee.
And lest we forget, the Texas Legislature is only in session for six months every two years. Amongst other things, they have to build, debate and pass a two-year budget — which the U.S. Congress can’t do in a full year — and ours have better things to do than debate this foolishness in the short time available to them.
*Actually, what I’d like to hand to them is their own severed heads on a pike, but we can discuss that some other time.
Say what you will about Democrats. At least they are on offense. What are TX Republicans doing to improve things. Sharply restricting gun free zones, especially declarations by private actors would be my priority.
“At least they are on offense.”
That right there. One of the more mathematical aspects of the so-called pick-up game is numbers. Simply numbers. Don’t bother coming up with a better opening line, or changing your approach, or anything like that. Stick with the same tired cliched lines and simply rinse and repeat more often. One woman might turn you down, two or three might say no, but if you ask 20, 30, 50 or even 100 women eventually you’ll find one that says yes.
The Dems are throwing the same old gun control shit at the wall, repeatedly, knowing that eventually something will stick. Maybe not this session, maybe not the next, but eventually they’ll get just the right combination of legislatures, public opinion (or lack thereof), the right crisis, just the right amount of righteous anger, and BLAM they’ll get something to pass.
Again, always on the offense. Always.
Some Texas Patriots should hunt down the authors of said bills and deal with them permanently if you know what I mean. Nip it in the bud as they say. Then, the next time a gov’t employee has a notion to exercise some tyranny maybe they’ll think twice. IOW, all the remaining “tyrants in wait” will be put on notice.
Don’t get too comfortable….I refer you the the “from” portion of your “Sorry, No” post. :-\
It is apparent to me that Dems in Texas don’t wear hats. The above proposed legislation is a sure sign to me that they’ve been out in the sun way too long.
Do you have a license, and safe storage, for that pike?
In Texas, garden implements do not require registration or a license.
The reality of it is, that government, particularly the federal government, simply doesn’t fear its citizens enough. A little god-honest fear will end a lot of that crap.
Hello, NSA. Nope, threatened no one. Just thinking out loud . . .
Interesting that pretty much the same series of bills were introduced by the Communists (pardon me, Democrats) here in Virginia this session. They won’t go anywhere, but I have the sense of a battlespace being prepared. Need to look around and see if the same bills are being introduced in every state legislature to see what sticks where.
Here behind enemy lines we have many of those atrocious laws already on the books. they’re used to go after otherwise honest citizens. Shoot we even have the Kelo v City of New London travesty where the SCOTUS approved the use of government force to steal land and give it to friends of the politicians. All you have to do is cozy up to the right bureaucrats and politicians then promise more tax revenue to the city and the city will spend tax payer funds to steal a citizen’s property. I’m stunned that didn’t trigger people to directly remove bureaucrats and politicians from office.
I hope Thomas has Kelo on his ‘list’ of bad decisions to be overturned given a chance.
Don’t laugh at that wish-list. This year, the Minnesota Dems finally control the House, the Senate, and the Governor’s office. They’re looking to impose that same list on the state, and chances are fair-to-good that they’ll get it done.
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