â€śTo make criminals out of federal agents or local law enforcement is just absurd,â€ť he said. â€śI don't even know if it will get a hearing, it's that ridiculous.â€ť
Maestas says it's not serious legislation, just political grandstanding that detracts from an honest dialogue about gun laws.
â€śIt's kind of political grandstanding times 10,â€ť he said. â€śBecause what this says is that if FBI agents arrest some big-time drug dealer with guns, they can't charge him with a gun crime. And if they do, they're criminals as well.â€ť
Ten fellow Republicans co-sponsored Espinozaâ€™s bill.
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jmiktrujillo | February 11 2013 7:02pm
Kudos to Rep. Nora Espinoza. Antonio Maestas has joined the ranks of the cowards in the state--we will work against him and the rest of the spineless poor excuses for leaders. The Constitution must prevail and we must resist the state and feds. We must live, fight, and die by the feud in defending ourselves against these terrorists.
jmiktrujillo | February 11 2013 6:54pm
I am fed up with our lawmakers--they are such cowards in dealing with our 2nd Amendment Rights (including the DWI issue). Seems like they are criminalizing the rights of law abiding citizens as they bow to the whims of people who react and seek solutions based on emotions, loss, revenge, etc. I will not give up my guns or my right to bear and keep arms.
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