Building a “Made in Texas" Suppressor? Texas Suppressor Bill Explained

Building a “Made in Texas" Suppressor? Texas Suppressor Bill Explained

What is a “Made in Texas” suppressor? Can you make your own suppressor? Can you buy a suppressor without an NFA tax stamp? What did House Bill 957 change in the law in 2021? The Armed Attorneys break down the gun law that applies to Texas’s new suppressor law, HB 957, and your Second Amendment Rights.

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  1. Daniel Cochran on March 16, 2023 at 2:48 am

    What (if ever) has been used against that bs "commerce clause" to the actual clear words "SHALL NOT INFRINGE" clause?

  2. Danky Skull on March 16, 2023 at 2:49 am

    Abolish the ATF.

  3. BarryC on March 16, 2023 at 2:49 am

    They have redefine intent of the commerce clause. It was not intended to control commerce, but to guarantee that no state was blackballed by other states in the trading of goods.

  4. Paul Linkins on March 16, 2023 at 2:52 am

    We really need the Hearing Protection Act passed. I’d be all for the NFA (and Hughes) being repealed. Legislators in the 1930s used Hollywood movies to determine that "silencers bad." Many countries with rather strict gun control even encourage suppressors.

  5. Doug Earnest on March 16, 2023 at 2:52 am

    "Paxton works for us, now." You might get an argument from thousands of divorced dads on that one. Denial of equal protection based on gender. Denial of life, liberty, and property without due process. All he (and fellow fake-Republican Greg Abbott, and a majority of the State Legislature for the past few decades) have to do is throw the voters a bone every election cycle and brag about how "conservative" they are, and the Constitutional rights they’re obligated to uphold just continue to deteriorate.
    Don’t get me wrong, I love your channel – please keep up the good work – but be aware that a distinction should be made between those who actually support the Bill of Rights and those who see it as a tool for buying votes.

  6. Bodhi Gurley on March 16, 2023 at 2:53 am

    How difficult is it to get a suppressor for Ruger mini-14?

  7. Ralph Sawyer on March 16, 2023 at 2:54 am

    What about Texas made store bought suppressors.. same thing?

  8. Matt Christiani on March 16, 2023 at 2:55 am

    Can someone please explain the difference between this law and the states that "legalized" marijuana? It is a Schedule 1 controlled substance according to Federal law.

  9. Benny Lara on March 16, 2023 at 2:55 am

    Thanks for the info! But I wish wouldn’t have presented the commerce clause as (legitimately) doing what congress uses it for. The framers never intended for the commerce clause to give the Federal government that much power. Another point: if Texas really wanted it’s citizens to enjoy our natural rights, it could simply nullify these laws. There isn’t a single federal law that can be enforced without the cooperation of the state it’s being enforced in.

  10. John Walker on March 16, 2023 at 2:56 am

    People are brainwashed to blind obedience to beaurocratic tyranny since birth. It’s gonna be an uphill battle

  11. Areu Kiddingme on March 16, 2023 at 2:57 am

    Doesn’t have to actually pass through interstate commerce. Wickard V Filburn. Being self sufficient removes your demand from the market hence affecting interstate commerce hence being self sufficient can be regulated by Congress?

    Country has been messed up for some time.

  12. Frank Clarke on March 16, 2023 at 3:00 am

    I crack enamel off my teeth every time I read something like "…a (whatever) made in the State of Texas and that has not traveled in interstate commerce cannot be regulated by the Federal Government under the interstate commerce clause."

    First the I/C clause was intended to grant Congress the power to prevent STATES interfering in the free transfer of value, not persons actually transferring value.

    Second, it is a fundamental principle of jurisprudence that later law trumps earlier law. if the I/C clause ever gave Congress any power over firearms, the Second Amendment revoked that grant.

    It is also provable by direct deduction that the I/C clause is currently misinterpreted. Article I section 8 of the U S Constitution begins "Congress shall have the power to…" and proceeds to list 17 specific things Congress shall have power to do. One of these things is to regulate commerce. If "to regulate commerce" is accepted in its modern interpretation, viz. to micromanage all activity which involves or might conceivably someday involve commerce that has, does, or might in the future involve more than one state, then that is the only power that needs to be granted in I(8), all the others being subsumed within the power to micromanage the economy of the entire United States. Could that have been what the writers intended? "Congress shall have the power to do these 16 things plus anything else that occurs to them"? To ask the question is to know the answer. That’s patently ridiculous!

    The verb "to regulate" meant, at the time the Constitution was written, "to adjust for proper operation (like a clock or a machine)". Congress is here given authority to make commerce happen, not to prevent it happening. Its power is the power to keep states from tossing their shoes into the gearbox. We are supposed to be living in The Free Trade Zone of the United States, and the only reason we’re not is that somebody misinterpreted the I/C clause.

  13. Patrick Kem on March 16, 2023 at 3:00 am

    I just recently received my tax stamped suppressor. My question is if I decide to make another purchase
    Or perhaps something different that may fall under the NFA. Does another tax stamp need to be purchased along with the same
    None sense with the fingerprinting the background checks,,?

  14. Fred Becker on March 16, 2023 at 3:01 am

    Didn’t they use commerce clause for federal gun free school act also?

  15. Jonny Rtn on March 16, 2023 at 3:01 am

    This is why they were put on a nfa list. Back in the depression people were going out poaching animals to feed there family and would use silencers to pull it off with alarming the law. What the under line thing is. Population control. People don’t eat they die. Think on that.

  16. Gavin Gleemonex on March 16, 2023 at 3:02 am

    A warning to gun owners. If you have bathroom tissue in your home, you might get raided by the ATF.

  17. Tohka✨ on March 16, 2023 at 3:05 am

    I have a AR pistol but my question is why can’t I add a fore-grip to mine?

    I know the barrel is small but I would still like to add one.

  18. M. Hernandez on March 16, 2023 at 3:05 am

    I run open headers on my hot rods, I’ll do the same with my guns until I need to thread that oil filter on

  19. SlimSlashie on March 16, 2023 at 3:05 am

    What if I live in a different state but I identify as a Texan? I mean, it works in the woman’s showers at my college, so it should work here, right?

  20. Loanword Eggcorn on March 16, 2023 at 3:08 am

    The Interstate Commerce Clause allows the Federal government to regulate many things, even those things not actually in interstate commerce, BUT the latter has been viewed as abusive, and many, including Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, think it’s gone way too far and want to scale it back.

    UPDATE: Post NYSRPA, we should be able to overturn most of the infringements, including NFA, with lawsuits, given the extremely tough standard of review Justice Thomas wrote.


  21. Benjamin Watson on March 16, 2023 at 3:11 am

    Great points but maybe you want to clarify one statement. The fifth circuit is not per se 2A friendly but they are ‘Constitution’ friendly. I don’t have to pay a stamp tax to exercise 1A on Twitter or levied a stamp tax on the 15th, 19th, 24th, or 29th ‘A’ to vote early, or absentee.

  22. Lee_CPA on March 16, 2023 at 3:12 am

    The way I understand it, the HPA of 2017 was gaining support in Congress and then the Las Vegas shooting occurred. RINO republicans couldn’t jump ship fast enough. The pessimist in me says that even if the bill had reached the floor for vote, Democrats would have loaded it up with Poison Pill clauses.

    The NFA of 1936 merely illustrates that our rights have been under attack for a long, long time. There are those who say the ink wasn’t dry on the Constitution and Bill of Rights before there were those who were trying to undermine it.

  23. Bantham Nobilis on March 16, 2023 at 3:14 am

    How about "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED" and the fact that the Constitution say’s illegal laws may be ignored? Does the Constitution no longer matter?

  24. Mister Grendel on March 16, 2023 at 3:18 am

    What is the House Resolution that proposes to tax high cap magazines at 1000%? There was a video on Washington Gun Law, but I couldn’t find it to make a note of the H.R.

  25. Chris M on March 16, 2023 at 3:18 am

    The very existence of the atf is in violation of the constitution. It has created a gun registry with serial numbers, and made laws contrary to congress.

  26. James Bernard on March 16, 2023 at 3:21 am

    All vehicles have a suppressor muffler on them all T v’s have a control button on them that suppresses the sound of it controls And televisions and stereos And radio have a suppressor sound button on them What’s the problem of Suppressing or muffling the sound of a high powered rifle get real Protect your ears should not be against the law Protect your ears should not be against the law

  27. Kooberto Humperdink on March 16, 2023 at 3:21 am

    No other right is taxed… why is the 2nd amendment?

  28. BAD KARMA on March 16, 2023 at 3:23 am

    They force a muffler for your car…. Just sayin’…
    PS: Congress watches too many James Bond movies where they are called “silencers”. One could only wish they’d work in real life as opposed to TV and movies…

  29. Whats Name on March 16, 2023 at 3:24 am

    Love you guys & gals. Especially the lovely lady; not only sharp, but quite cute!

  30. Averil Ramsey on March 16, 2023 at 3:25 am

    The oppressive repress the suppressive to depress the progressive. TRUMP’24. Obey God. Amen.

  31. John Hood on March 16, 2023 at 3:25 am

    Judges and other tyrants that ignore our Constitution will put people in jail. If it is not the commerce clause, it is about overthrowing the government.

  32. Adam Swindle on March 16, 2023 at 3:25 am

    not only the 2nd Amendment! but the bill that covers the peoples right too bear arms says that we can use the same weapons as the military I’m pretty sure they use cans/suppressors so why can we not use that court case as a base… our armed forces use this so can we! too help fight threats that are domestic but they don’t want that so they try too ban them its also a factor of hearing it wont help by much but using one on a range full of people training it makes a difference! hell most of the bills they pass just help the people with money… putting tax stamps on weapons that home owners and family God fearing people should be able too own.. its just wrong.

  33. TheTexasPatriot1776 on March 16, 2023 at 3:27 am

    We used to have a poll tax which was deemed unconstitutional so why is it any different for the 2A. Yes Congress can pass taxes but it shouldn’t be allowed on constitutional rights that’s why I believe all gun laws/taxes should be deemed unconstitutional and repealed immediately due to the fact the 2a is a constitutional right along with the right to vote

  34. Mike Perry on March 16, 2023 at 3:31 am

    Sage advice, thank you counselors.

  35. Charles Travis on March 16, 2023 at 3:33 am

    The medical side: suppressors save ears

  36. Dorothy Rosiejemma on March 16, 2023 at 3:33 am

    I want to let you know that there’s still hope for those suffering from the cruel hand✅✅✅

  37. Fred Grunder on March 16, 2023 at 3:35 am

    What can I say! Feds and $$$$$$$$, taxes. NO brainer!!

  38. Marty Kelley on March 16, 2023 at 3:36 am


  39. Daniel Alvarez on March 16, 2023 at 3:37 am

    What’s the update on this

  40. Vern LeRoy on March 16, 2023 at 3:39 am

    Suppressors should be Legal to use in indoor & outdoor Range’s, I believe when I go hunting with others, I should be able to use a suppressor, So the 1st shoot of a Rifle doesn’t Spook them all & send them Running. Then there’s the Health issues for our Ear’s!!! Criminals have Suppressors!

  41. Jerome Barry on March 16, 2023 at 3:39 am

    Of late (July 2022) it seems a lawsuit somewhere seeks to challenge the very 2A constitutionality of the 1934 NFA.

  42. Larry Davila on March 16, 2023 at 3:39 am

    Soooo Can I make my own suppressors? If Yes, Can I sell them?

  43. Jas Mack on March 16, 2023 at 3:39 am

    So if suppressing the sound of a firearm is not allowed, what about individual hearing protection? Could my earplugs be considered A silencer/ muffler? That is the sole reason I use them so the muzzle report of not only my rifle but everybody’s at the range Is at a more tolerable level.
    How about glasses or contacts being categorized as parts or accessories that definitely speed up being able to use a rifle. It allows me to shoot much faster and way more accurate. Lots of people have dedicated shooting glasses, that are more than just eye protection.
    Are the walls of a shooting range that are covered in sound dampening material also considered a silencer or muffler,

  44. Christopher Zornes on March 16, 2023 at 3:40 am

    So if Texas is successful in their legal action can I travel to Texas, purchase this item that is not a firearm and then return to my home state?

  45. billy19461 on March 16, 2023 at 3:40 am

    A suppressor is not a firearm and should not be regulated. Are scopes regulated?

  46. Jack Stecker on March 16, 2023 at 3:42 am

    Wickard v. Fillburn was an absolutely absurd decision. That’s the case where the guy was growing wheat for personal use, on his own land. If memory serves, the court basically ruled that because he was growing his own wheat, on his own land, as opposed to buying it from across state lines, he was affecting interstate commerce by not participating in interstate commerce. Ergo, the government could regulate him.

    The level of mental gymnastics involved in that boggles the mind.

    Don’t get me started on esoteric machineguns. Briefly, if you combine a registered M-16 lower with an MG-34 upper, (also serialized), you have combined two firearms and created a third firearm. That is just pants-on-head retarded.

  47. joe m on March 16, 2023 at 3:42 am

    NFA does not meet the scrutiny set in Bruen. Any law repugnant to the constitution is invalid. Prove me wrong.

  48. John on March 16, 2023 at 3:42 am

    What is the logic behind making guns quieter to shoot?

  49. Stacy Anderson on March 16, 2023 at 3:43 am

    The NFA is and always has been unconstitutional

  50. Devon Songer on March 16, 2023 at 3:44 am

    The regulation of suppressors is stupid. They make the weapon safer for the shooter and bystanders. They also don’t increase lethality by any metric.

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