Texas Suppressor Law

smschulz

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Seems like there are a few that don't like it that Texas just signed this law and by that I mean all of those that willfully submit to the Government tyranny by paying the $200, waiting for ever to have permission and living in fear if they do not comply.
Not saying those aren't valid but unless we stand up then all we can to is submit and comply.

So the question is are there going to be Texas Suppressor makers and sellers willing to sell to the Texas General Public?

Is the game warden going to hunt you down and ask for papers when you are out hunting with these?

Are there going to be Fed's staked out at the shooting ranges?

If all we ever do is slice off a portion of the Second Amendment then sooner or later nothing will be left and I for one am glad Texas is taking a bite back.
 

gll

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We'll just have to wait and see what this new law means for the future... Hopefully, it will end up reigning in the Fed!

I think the best first test of it would be individuals registering their intent with the AG to manufacture their own. I'll be surprised if it doesn't happen on Sept. 1st.
 

V-Tach

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I don't dislike the law that was passed.....I already own several suppressors....Having an FFL, I will not forego the tax stamp.....

I doubt many completed suppressor "manufacturer's" will spring up..as soon as some dipshit gets caught with one in another State from that manufacturer...The Fed's will jump on them hot and heavy......
 

gll

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Keyboard commandos again. It's always easy for someone to tell others what they should be doing, or how to lead their lives, or how to throw away their rights and freedoms and to call them weak for complying with federal gun laws.

Fact of the matter, how many people want to be the test cases to find out how much authority the new Texas law has? How many people have the money and resources to fight such a case all the way to the Supreme Court?

Fact of the matter, is that several of these cases have already resulted in convictions, and the convictions upheld in higher courts when they were appealed.

Pretty easy to criticize others from the keyboard.
Won't be me..., but I do hope there are some who step up to test the new law. Great thing is, you won't actually have to build a silencer to register your intent to build one, and that intent is what the AG will act on, if I understand correctly. I expect it will still take money to advance the cases...
 

gll

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You seem to be missing the point that no silencer has to be manufactured or possessed for this new law to be tested, thus there will be no case to be brought against the individual pursuing it.
 

Renegade

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Not saying those aren't valid but unless we stand up then all we can to is submit and comply.
This law is how we are "standing up." You do not lose your gun rights all on one day, and you do not get them back all on one day either.

The progress that has been made since that old hag lost re-election is enormous. In 1995 if I told you in less than 26 years, we will have not only CHL, but CHL with OC, PermitLess Carry, and silencers would no longer be illegal under Texas Law, you would have laughed and stopped serving me. Never mind all the other great things like MPA, etc.
 

Renegade

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So the question is are there going to be Texas Suppressor makers and sellers willing to sell to the Texas General Public?

Is the game warden going to hunt you down and ask for papers when you are out hunting with these?

Are there going to be Fed's staked out at the shooting ranges?
F1 is the way to go. It takes effect 9/1 so you have immediate benefits. You make your silencer in Texas, stamp it accordingly, and YES the Game Warden has nothing to say.

Anyone making an unregistered silencer before this has been allowed by the courts is a fool.

But there has been plenty of push back on commerce clause. Recall one of the first prosecutions of the Gun Free School Zone law was overturned on commerce clause over reach.
 

Sand Hills

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You seem to be missing the point that no silencer has to be manufactured or possessed for this new law to be tested, thus there will be no case to be brought against the individual pursuing it.
Just from reading the text of the law it does seem that it was explicitly written to a) not put an individual at jeopardy from the Feds, and b) put the resources of the Attorney General of Texas into tackling the "magic words" of "interstate commerce." I don't think actually building suppressor is the actual intent of the law, for now.
 

smschulz

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Anyone making an unregistered silencer before this has been allowed by the courts is a fool.
Are suppressors after Sept. 1, 2021 need to be registered? (Texas)
Or are you saying this all has to go through the Supreme Court?
On the latter if that is the case then you might as well forget that this law has any meaning, IMO.
 

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