“Hell Yeah, I’ll Take Your Guns”
You might remember that, during a campaign speech, Joe Biden pat the back of Beto O’Rourke saying Biden would like Beto to be his (Biden’s) gun control manager. Texan O’Rourke was earlier boomed out of his own political campaign after he said, if elected, he would take your AR-15s, and AK-47s. On Monday, bills were introduced to the Texas Legislature, which begins its 2021 session on January 12, that would package every gun control wish Michael Bloomberg has ever had. The embattled NRA then filed the following which would tell you to what you can look forward – either in the Texas State House and/or the congressional House in Washington, or both – if President Trump’s mail-in ballot election fight in federal courts fails.
· House Bill 52 & House Bill 245 BANNING private firearms sales at gun shows.
· House Bill 118 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.
· House Bill 127 BANNING long gun open carry with limited exceptions.
· House Bill 164 & House Bill 395 red flag GUN CONFISCATION legislation requiring firearms surrender without due process.
· House Bill 172 & House Bill 241 BANNING the sale or transfer and possession of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms.
· House Bill 178 & House Bill 234 BANNING the sale or transfer and possession of standard capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
· House Bill 185 MANDATING firearms to be stored in locked gun cases, safes or cabinets.
· House Bill 196 REPEALING key elements of Texas’ Castle Doctrine law, including stand your ground and no-duty-to-retreat.
· House Bill 201 REPEALING Texas’ Campus Carry law.
· House Bill 231 RAISING THE MINIMUM AGE for purchase of semi-automatic rifles and shotguns.
· House Bill 236 GUTTING the “30.06 and 30.07” signage requirements for businesses and making it easier for establishments to ban License To Carry holders from their premises.
· House Bill 238 REPEALING the state firearms preemption law and allowing local governments to restrict guns as they please.