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Posted: 3/14/2011 7:31:49 AM EST
Anyone have any info on this? I had not heard of this before today. Sorry if it's a dupe.
link
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:35:52 AM EST
Let us see. One sponsor, and no further action. It should like a liberal had to do this to for vote from his core group of supporters. I guess is it will die and not move forward.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:38:23 AM EST
I would expect that as well, just interesting i just heard of it. Looks like a little more teeth to the under 21 crowd.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:38:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 7:46:56 AM EST by 57Strat]
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/html/HB02807I.htm


82R1452 PEP-D

By: BurnamH.B. No. 2807



A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT
relating to creating an offense for the unlawful possession or
transfer of a semiautomatic assault weapon.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Chapter 46, Penal Code, is amended by adding
Section 46.055 to read as follows:
Sec. 46.055. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OR TRANSFER OF
SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPON. (a) In this section, "semiautomatic
assault weapon" means a firearm that:
(1) requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire
each cartridge or shell but is able to use a portion of the energy of
a firing cartridge or shell to extract the fired cartridge case or
spent shell and to chamber the next round;
(2) is able to accept a detachable magazine; and
(3) is either:
(A) a rifle with at least two of the following
characteristics or a rifle that is a semiautomatic version of an
automatic firearm with at least one of the following
characteristics:
(i) a folding or telescoping stock;
(ii) a pistol grip that protrudes
conspicuously beneath the action of the firearm;
(iii) a bayonet mount;
(iv) a flash suppressor or threaded barrel
designed to accommodate a flash suppressor; or
(v) a grenade launcher; or
(B) a pistol with at least two of the following
characteristics or a pistol that is a semiautomatic version of an
automatic firearm with at least one of the following
characteristics:
(i) an ammunition magazine that attaches to
the pistol outside of the pistol grip;
(ii) a threaded barrel that is able to
accept a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or
silencer;
(iii) a shroud that is attached to or
partially or completely encircles the barrel and that permits the
shooter to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being
burned; or
(iv) a manufactured weight of 50 ounces or
more when the firearm is unloaded.
(b) A person younger than 21 years of age commits an offense
if the person possesses a semiautomatic assault weapon.
(c) A person commits an offense if the person sells, rents,
leases, loans, or gives a semiautomatic assault weapon to any
person knowing that the person to whom the weapon is to be delivered
is younger than 21 years of age.

(d) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(e) If conduct that constitutes an offense under this
section also constitutes an offense under any other law, the actor
may be prosecuted under this section, the other law, or both.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:42:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 7:49:00 AM EST by _DR]

ETA - 57Strat beat me to the punch...


This bill is bad - prevents under 21-years olds from possesing a "semiautomatic assault rifle".

needs to go away pronto. I want to say it will not fly.






82R1452 PEP-D


By: BurnamH.B. No. 2807

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT
relating to creating an offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of a semiautomatic assault weapon.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Chapter 46, Penal Code, is amended by adding Section 46.055 to read as follows:
Sec. 46.055. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OR TRANSFER OF SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPON. (a) In this section, "semiautomatic assault weapon" means a firearm that:
(1) requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge or shell but is able to use a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge or shell to extract the fired cartridge case or spent shell and to chamber the next round;
(2) is able to accept a detachable magazine; and
(3) is either:
(A) a rifle with at least two of the following characteristics or a rifle that is a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm with at least one of the following characteristics:
(i) a folding or telescoping stock;
(ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the firearm;
(iii) a bayonet mount;
(iv) a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor; or
(v) a grenade launcher; or
(B) a pistol with at least two of the following characteristics or a pistol that is a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm with at least one of the following characteristics:
(i) an ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip;
(ii) a threaded barrel that is able to accept a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer;
(iii) a shroud that is attached to or partially or completely encircles the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned; or
(iv) a manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the firearm is unloaded.
(b) A person younger than 21 years of age commits an offense if the person possesses a semiautomatic assault weapon.
(c) A person commits an offense if the person sells, rents, leases, loans, or gives a semiautomatic assault weapon to any person knowing that the person to whom the weapon is to be delivered is younger than 21 years of age.
(d) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(e) If conduct that constitutes an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under any other law, the actor may be prosecuted under this section, the other law, or both.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.



http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/doc/HB02807I.doc
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:42:03 AM EST
As if it has a chance.

Republicans have majority in both houses.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:44:28 AM EST
Why is it always how the gun looks along with operation? WTF, TX? looks like the AWB legislation.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:45:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 7:46:56 AM EST by _DR]
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
As if it has a chance.

Republicans have majority in both houses.


Bill is by State Representative Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth) piece of shit liberal. Another "climate change' dim-O-crat too.

Who elects these turds?
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:46:34 AM EST
are youn sure thats not for Illinois????

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:47:27 AM EST
What's more important is beans in chili. Has an official bean ban been implemented in TX ?
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:49:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By TwoDogKnight:
What's more important is beans in chili. Has an official bean ban been implemented in TX ?


Beans are ok, just not in chili.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:50:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By _DR:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
As if it has a chance.

Republicans have majority in both houses.


Bill is by State Representative Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth) piece of shit liberal. Another "climate change' dim-O-crat too.

Who elects these turds?

Communists. Yes, even in Fort Worth.

Another bill he authored would virtually eliminate reciprocity of CCW. If you have an out of state CCW and establish a domicile, your out of state CCW becomes invalid.

I doubt any thing he writes will ever become law in this state.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:56:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By skid2041:
Why is it always how the gun looks along with operation? WTF, TX? looks like the AWB legislation.


Because 99.999% of the dickheads that spend DAYS writing bills like that don't take 2 seconds to actually
research the subject of guns used in crime (As well as WHO uses them) or how to do anything USEFUL to
combat it.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:06:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By _DR:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
As if it has a chance.

Republicans have majority in both houses.


Bill is by State Representative Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth) piece of shit liberal. Another "climate change' dim-O-crat too.

Who elects these turds?


Texicans
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:06:30 AM EST
Sounds like fancy wording for an AWB.

"Unlawful possession or transfer" is already UNLAWFUL!
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:08:09 AM EST
It has 0% chance of going anywhere.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:13:49 AM EST
I think Texas needs to burn a lot of pages in the State Code regarding firearms.

VA has open carry because there is nothing written about it.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:41:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By _DR:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
As if it has a chance.

Republicans have majority in both houses.


Bill is by State Representative Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth) piece of shit liberal. Another "climate change' dim-O-crat too.

Who elects these turds?


The turds of inner-city Fort Worth, Texas. His district includes most of downtown and the northside area.



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