Texas HB 1747

Terry Canales and Ryan Guillen have drafted up HB 1747, which would ban the sale of firearms and ammunition within the state of Texas unless the maximum distance a projectile travels when fired from the firearm or the maximum distance a projectile from the ammunition travels when fired from a firearm (firearms and ammunition, respectively) is listed on the packaging.

Full text of the bill is below.


83R7554 DDT-D

By: Canales H.B. No. 1747

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT relating to a packaging notice for new firearms and firearm ammunition; imposing a criminal penalty.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Title 6, Business & Commerce Code, is amended by adding Chapter 205 to read as follows:
CHAPTER 205. FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION
Sec. 205.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(1) “Firearm” has the meaning assigned by Section 46.01, Penal Code.
(2) “Package” means a box or container holding a good or product for sale or sold to an end user.
Sec. 205.002. APPLICABILITY. This chapter applies only to a firearm or ammunition for a firearm manufactured on or after September 1, 2014.
Sec. 205.003. MANUFACTURER NOTICE: NEW FIREARM. A manufacturer of a firearm may not sell in this state, or ship into this state for sale or resale or in connection with a sale, a new firearm unless the firearm’s package includes, in bold font equal to or greater in size than the surrounding text, a notice disclosing the maximum distance a projectile travels when fired from the firearm.
Sec. 205.004. MANUFACTURER NOTICE: FIREARM AMMUNITION. A manufacturer of firearm ammunition may not sell in this state, or ship into this state for sale or resale or in connection with a sale, ammunition for a firearm unless the ammunition’s package includes, in bold font equal to or greater in size than the surrounding text, a notice disclosing the maximum distance a projectile from the ammunition travels when fired from a firearm.
Sec. 205.005. CRIMINAL PENALTY.
(a) A person who violates this chapter commits an offense.
(b) An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $250.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.

One thought on “Texas HB 1747

  1. Obviously a non-shooter trying to make it impossible for anyone to sell ammunition in Texas !

    That is an insane law given the variation possible in distances due to barrel length, atmospheric pressure, etc.

    Wish it wasn’t illegal to tar and feather people; this guy is a good candidate for it.

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