If passed, a bill introduced in the Texas State legislature would prevent state and local police officers from enforcing any new federal gun control laws.
The Firearm Protection Act, sponsored by Republican Representative Steve Toth (The Woodlands, Dist. 15), would stop Texas law enforcement officials from confiscating so-called assault weapons or large capacity ammunition magazines.
"There's a federal law, there's a 30-round magazine right in front of you - what do I do?," Toth said to reporters. His bill, he said, firmly answers that question.