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.
Check out the final version HB 957 here: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/HB00957F.htm
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @ArmedAttorneys
Richard D. Hayes, II: @TXGunLaw
Emily Taylor: @2A_Attorney
Make sure to subscribe for more gun law, self-defense, and firearm news.
Gun law, self-defense FAQs, and the 2A simplified every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4 PM CT.
General Information Only
The material presented is for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only and should not be construed to be formal legal advice or the formation of a lawyer-client relationship. You should not rely on this information or its applicability to any specific circumstances without speaking with an attorney.
All Rights Reserved
This material was produced in the United States of America. No part of this material may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews.
What (if ever) has been used against that bs "commerce clause" to the actual clear words "SHALL NOT INFRINGE" clause?
Abolish the ATF.
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.
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 I’d be all for the NFA (and Hughes) being repealed.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.
"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.
How difficult is it to get a suppressor for Ruger mini-14?
What about Texas made store bought suppressors.. same thing?
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.
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.
People are brainwashed to blind obedience to beaurocratic tyranny since birth. It’s gonna be an uphill battle
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.
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.
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,,?
Didn’t they use commerce clause for federal gun free school act also?
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.
A warning to gun owners. If you have bathroom tissue in your home, you might get raided by the ATF.
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.
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
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?
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.
PLEASE SUPPORT THE MANY LAWSUITS NEEDED TO OVERTURN THE MANY INFRINGEMENTS WITH DONATIONS AND/OR BY BEING A PLAINTIFF.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
No other right is taxed… why is the 2nd amendment?
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…
Love you guys & gals. Especially the lovely lady; not only sharp, but quite cute!
The oppressive repress the suppressive to depress the progressive. TRUMP’24. Obey God. Amen.
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.
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.
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
Sage advice, thank you counselors.
The medical side: suppressors save ears
I want to let you know that there’s still hope for those suffering from the cruel hand✅✅✅
What can I say! Feds and $$$$$$$$, taxes. NO brainer!!
GOVERNMENT HAS N O RIGHT TO REGULATE ANYTHING IT WE THE PEOPLE R I G H T F#@K OFF GOVERNMENT ! ! !
What’s the update on this
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!
Of late (July 2022) it seems a lawsuit somewhere seeks to challenge the very 2A constitutionality of the 1934 NFA.
Soooo Can I make my own suppressors? If Yes, Can I sell them?
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,
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?
A suppressor is not a firearm and should not be regulated. Are scopes regulated?
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.
NFA does not meet the scrutiny set in Bruen. Any law repugnant to the constitution is invalid. Prove me wrong.
What is the logic behind making guns quieter to shoot?
The NFA is and always has been unconstitutional
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.