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Texas State Rifle Association

Houston, Tx --( A proposal to existing Wyoming law is causing a stir in Texas.

HB 104 is an amendment to a tenuous existing Wyoming law which is currently being decided in the courts.

HB104 says “AN ACT relating to firearms; providing that any federal law which attempts to ban a semi-automatic firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm or other limitation on firearms in this state shall be unenforceable in Wyoming; providing a penalty; and providing for an effective date.”

Is this an admirable public policy statement or a tool to stop an aggressive federal intrusion?

If Wyoming HB 104 is a “usable tool” as intended, the Texas Legislature will certainly follow.

In the meantime, others have stepped forward. Lt. Governor David Dewhurst was recently asked if a remedy was available in the state of Texas to stop firearm confiscations and other serious attacks on 2nd Amendment rights.

Dewhurst answered that he could be named as the plaintiff in a lawsuit on behalf of the State of Texas against the Federal Government. A temporary restraining order would halt the onerous action. The suit would likely go to the U.S. Supreme Court which could take 2 years. Our lawyer? Why, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, of course!

While the Wyoming law might work against a federal assault, remember the Texas Legislature is still organizing for legislative session with 138 days to go. Final passage for most legislation takes about half that time to cycle through the entire process.

We might need quicker action. It’s good to know we have friends in high places. watching.

We’re all keeping watch and we’re all worried.

In the meantime, write your U.S. Congressman and our two U.S. Senators and write them often. Check the links at for contact information.

Read Tripp Talk at

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As gun bills are filed in the Texas Legislature, watch for posts and updates on Tripp Talk. Also read bill text Texas Legislature On Line

The Texas Legislature gaveled into session two days ago. Never has gun-ownership been at risk as it is today. Please act quickly!

Keep the faith,

Alice Tripp
Legislative Director
Texas State Rifle Association

The Mission of the Texas State Rifle Association is to protect and defend the inalienable rights of the individual Texan to acquire, possess, transport, carry, transfer ownership and enjoy the right to lawful use of firearms for self preservation, for the defense of family and property and the common defense of the Republic and the individual liberties of the people. Visit:

  • 7 User comments to “Stopping Federal Anti-Gun Law at the State Level”

    1. Todd Albright on January 11, 2013 at 4:19 PM said:

      Please go all out in this effort!

    2. Dallas Bruhn on January 12, 2013 at 10:36 AM said:


    3. I hope the state legislatures of Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, and Texas (and any others) pass laws like the one that will hopefully pass this month in Wyoming. The west coast states are too liberal to do this unfortunately.

    4. cotton dog on January 12, 2013 at 3:07 PM said:

      If these states pass a law protecting our gun rights then my home will go up for sale the same day. I live in Oregon which shiould be called northern California.

    5. InalienableWrights on January 12, 2013 at 4:12 PM said:

      The courts are not the final arbiter on anything.
      That is the whole premise of the rule of 98.

    6. States Rights on January 13, 2013 at 7:31 PM said:

      There are many states ,all the southeast, some of the midwest and most of the west that are watching this issue closely. So many now feel this will be the cause for Lexington Green 1775 all over again. This is exactly why so much ammo and so many guns especially in these states are selling rapidly out everywhere. Resistance to tyranny is our duty.

    7. Bobabooey on January 13, 2013 at 8:56 PM said:

      @States Rights,
      I don’t think it will come to a Lexington II at this time. I think more owners will bury them for a while before raising up.

      I’m just glad all my guns were stolen in a recent break-in, now just gotta wait for that insurance check to come in

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