Texas: House Committee to Hear More Anti-Gun Bills on Wednesday!

Texas: House Committee to Hear More Anti-Gun Bills on Wednesday!

Gun Rights

On Wednesday, April 10 , the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety will hold public hearings on a number of NRA-opposed bills: House Bill 1207 , by Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin), would criminalize the failure to report a lost or stolen firearm to law enforcement within five days of becoming aware that the gun is missing. If you are the victim of theft, or if your firearm is lost during a hurricane, tornado, flood or wildfire, you could be charged with a Class C misdemeanor because you failed to report it within the time prescribed by the bill. Additionally, a conviction for such an offense is grounds for denial on an application for a License To Carry and for revocation of an existing LTC. House Bill 3191 , by Rep. Joe Moody (D-El Paso), requires each county commissioners court to establish a task force to develop policy recommendations and guidelines for the surrender of firearms by persons who are subject to family violence protective orders. The types of orders which would require firearms to be surrendered far exceed those which trigger a firearm possession disqualification under federal law. Further, the bill does not specify methods of firearms disposition, allowing task forces to recommend that local jurisdictions limit surrender options to law enforcement agencies only, and not a federal firearm licensed dealer (FFL) or a non-prohibited third party. The measure also requires task forces to provide for an "enforcement option" which could include seizure and confiscation of firearms. […]

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