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Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain
conduct with respect to certain firearm accessories and prohibiting
the enforcement of certain federal laws related to certain firearm
The fiscal implications of the bill cannot be determined at this time.
HB 2286 would deregulate firearm suppressors in the state. The bill would additionally ban state entities, officers, employees, bodies etc. from enforcing federal silencer regulations, withholding state grants from entities that do so. Lastly, the bill would allow citizens to file complaints with the Attorney General offering evidence of a state entity enforcing federal regulations in violation of this bill.
Texas Action supports HB 2286 for promoting the principles of limited government, property rights, and individual liberty. Law-abiding gun owners have a legitimate interest in using silencers for hearing protection purposes.