Lawmakers Mull Bills to Keep Federal Gun Laws Out of Texas

State lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday debated proposals that would make it a crime to enforce federal gun laws in Texas.

The proposals have drawn support from gun rights groups, but some law enforcement officers have expressed concerns that they would have to choose between enforcing federal or state law.

House Bill 553, by state Rep. John Otto, R-Dayton, would make it a Class B misdemeanor for a law enforcement official to enforce any federal law limiting gun-related behavior, like ownership of high-capacity magazines and certain assault weapons. HB 1076, by state Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands, would make such ...

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