Clerk Lance McCoy (right) shows a variety of weapons, including an AR-15 style semi-automatic at Kizer Guns and Ammo near Nacogdoches, Texas. (AP Photo)
Republican Texas legislator Steven Toth plans to introduce a measure that would make it illegal to enforce any new federal firearms restriction within the Lone Star state, according to WOAI radio
This would be the second such measure in the country after Wyoming state lawmaker Rep. Kendell Kroeker in his state, reported Huffington Post
Both measures would impose a $50,000 fine and up to five years in prison for any official who attempts to enforce a federal ban on assault weapons or high-capacity gun magazines.
The Supremacy Clause of the Constitution declares that federal law supercedes state law, however Toth sees the potential for new gun control laws as an opportunity to challenge that.
"At some point there needs to be a showdown between the states and the federal government over the Supremacy Clause," he said. "It is our responsibility to push back when those laws are infringed by King Obama."
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