The “Come and Take It” bill, the softer of two measures that would prohibit using any state money to enforce new federal gun laws in the Lone Star State, was approved Tuesday by the Texas House.
Named for the Texas army’s storied reply when Mexican forces demanded surrender of a cannon at the start of the war of independence, House Bill 928 mandates that no state money can be spent to enforce federal firearms regulations that do not also exist in state law — a push-back against proposed new federal rules on firearms and ammunition.
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