When Enforcing Laws Is Outlawed…By
Only Law Enforcement Officers Will be Outlaws
(UPDATED below: The Zombie Apocalypse is here.)
Via Crooks and Liars,
A Texas state representative says that a bill banning the enforcement of any new gun control laws is constitutional because it would only prosecute police and other state officials.
Texas is the asylum. Guess who’s running it?
UPDATE: Alaska throws in with Texas.
House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, is the prime sponsor of House Bill 69, which passed 31-5 on Monday after a lengthy and impassioned debate.
It declares that guns and ammunition possessed by Alaskans are exempt from federal gun laws. It also subjects federal agents to felony charges if they try to enforce any future federal ban on semi-automatic weapons or ammunition or enforce any new federal requirement for gun registration.
This is the leading edge of what one Alaska Democrat called secessionist legislation, which the New York Times wrote about earlier this month:
Lawmakers in at least 15 states have introduced bills that would nullify any new efforts to further restrict access to guns or high-capacity magazines within their borders. Some have provocative language calling for states to arrest and prosecute federal agents who dare to enforce new firearms regulations.
The Zombie Apocalypse is here. Only it’s the zombies who have the guns.