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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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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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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Post by snapcap45 » Mon May 20, 2019 4:25 pm

According to the last update on Texas Legislature Online HB 2286 is now in the Senate State Affairs committee. There has been no committee meeting scheduled yet for the hearing on this bill. With the end of the legislative session coming to an end very soon I hope this makes it out of committee onto the Senate floor for a final vote of passage to be sent to the Governor.


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Post by Papa_Tiger » Mon May 20, 2019 4:32 pm

snapcap45 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 4:25 pm
According to the last update on Texas Legislature Online HB 2286 is now in the Senate State Affairs committee. There has been no committee meeting scheduled yet for the hearing on this bill. With the end of the legislative session coming to an end very soon I hope this makes it out of committee onto the Senate floor for a final vote of passage to be sent to the Governor.
If it hasn't made it out of committee yet, it is likely dead.

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

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Post by O.F.Fascist » Mon May 20, 2019 6:14 pm

I saw this posted on facebook, looks like it is dead.


Tom G Glass: Yes., Mike Maharrey, I testified for it in the House.! The author, Tom Oliverson, in fact, is my state rep.

But, the bill died in the Senate. It was assigned to the committee of the most anti-liberty of the Republicans in the Senate, Joan Huffman. She refused to hear it in the committee she chairs, the State Affairs Committee.

She chose, instead, to bring up and fast-track a bill that does the opposite of Oliverson's suppressor bill. That bill (HB 1168) duplicated in Texas law, an unnecessary, unconstitutional, wrongheaded, and counterproductive federal law creating a gun free zone in airport operating areas.

I testified against that bill and worked hard against it, falling one vote short of killing it.

Of course, in the Senate, legislation does not pass that Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick does not want to pass, and bills that he allows to pass, pass. It was Dan Patrick, after all, that keeps on appointing Joan Huffman, who has never seen a liberty bill that she likes, to be over the powerful Senate State Affairs Committee. So Dan Patrick is just as responsible for this as Joan Huffman.

So the good Tenth Amendment/Second Amendment bill, HB 2286 was killed by Joan Huffman and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick. And a bad bill (HB 1168) violating the Tenth Amendment and Second Amendment was fast tracked by them.

We still have a chance of stopping HB 1168 by persuading the governor to veto it. And I intend to lead the effort to make it very uncomfortable for the governor to allow it to go into law.

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