Bill prohibits enforcement of all federal gun laws infringing upon the right to bear arms
AUSTIN - Today, State Representative Jim Keffer proudly joint-authored a bill reaffirming and protecting each citizen's right to bear arms. The "Second Amendment Preservation Act" was filed in response to potential federal Executive Orders that would unconstitutionally restrict the right to bear arms.
The proposed legislation nullifies all federal acts in violation of the Second Amendment and prohibits the enforcement of any federal law or regulation that attempts to confiscate or ban any firearm, limits the size of a magazine or the amount of ammunition that may be purchased for any firearm, or imposes a tax or registration requirement on any firearm or ammunition.
"Texans believe in gun safety, responsible ownership, and we certainly stand against those who abuse such privileges," said State Representative Jim Keffer, "but we also stand firm that our right to bear arms should not be infringed upon by the federal government. In these trying times, we refer to our Constitution for guidance and there we confirm our natural right of self-preservation and self-defense."