Skip to comments.Eric Holder to Kansas governor: New state gun law unconstitutional
Posted on 05/02/2013 10:35:34 AM PDT by ColdOne
A new law in Kansas that criminalizes the enforcement of federal gun controls in the state is unconstitutional, Attorney General Eric H. Holder said.
In purporting to override federal law and to criminalize the official acts of federal officers, [the law] directly conflicts with federal law and is therefore unconstitutional, Mr. Holder wrote to Gov. Sam Brownback in a letter dated April 26. Federal officers who are responsible for enforcing federal laws and regulations in order to maintain public safety cannot be forced to choose between the risk of a criminal prosecution by a state and the continued performance of their federal duties.
Mr. Holder cites the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which says federal law trumps conflicting state authority or exercise of power. Kansass law became effective April 25.
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This is just like the story of China marching in and claiming land in India. That is exactly what Obama and the progressives do- and I can’t see where anyone challenges them.
Every time they make a move- we need someone to stand up and push back somehow. Bloodshed might not be necessary- why are people not taking Obama’s administration to court?
We need to call their bluff, is what I think.
When Obama changes Homeschooling, I am ready to go in. How about others?
Ready to make a stand in your circle of influence?
Someone remind the esteemed Mr. Holder of the Commonwealth of Massachussetts and State of Ohio’s Personal Liberty Laws which criminalized compliance with the federal Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
To Eric Holder. We don’t much care what you think. We are not going to surrender our guns, we pity the fool that tries to make us.
“Federal officers who are responsible for enforcing federal laws and regulations in order to maintain public safety cannot be forced to choose between the risk of a criminal prosecution by a state and the continued performance of their federal duties.
Simple answer: Stay the F out of our state!”
That is exactly right. Go do “your job” elsewhere.
Hey holder you putz does that apply to our border agents who are being told what laws to enforce and which ones not to,when they swear an oath to enforce all laws?
Our Forefathers didn't make the 2nd Amendment CONDITIONAL AS OUR GOV'T IS DOING NOW. If anyone with depression be deemed banned from owning a firearm, THEN THE FEDS WOULD SIMPLY DEEM EVERYONE DEPRESSED. It's INALIENABLE, meaning 'CANNOT BE TAKEN AWAY'.
I agree the 17th needs to go.
I don’t believe that it’s for Mr. Holder to decide.
holder you ass,if you were doing your job,and we’re loyal to your oath,Kansas would not have to pass laws to protect its citizens 2nd amendment rights from America Haters like you who should be in Leavenworth for shipping thousands of automatic weapons to drug cartels who used them to slaughter Mexican men women &children
As a sixth generation Kansan Holder, just be gone and stay gone.
Ted Nugent on CNN: If you wanna stop illegal gun trafficking, arrest Eric Holder
Chief Justice Holder has rendered his verdict. Now let him enforce it.
I don’t think he has ever read the Bill of Rights.
This sword cuts both ways. Holder’s attitude for when the administration commits unconstitutional acts is to ignore it, and say “take us to court”, knowing that the process will take years.
However, this is what the states should do right back to Holder. Thank him for his “non-binding opinion” over their state laws, and that when some federal agents try to enforce what is illegal in their state, and they are arrested for it, he should feel free to take the state to federal court to get his flunkies back. In a few years. And they will continue to stay in jail until that time.
Let me know when you go. Maybe we can carpool.
Lol, so now Holder finds the Constitution relevent! But he still lacks understanding of it.
When the corrupt feds reference the Supremacy Clause, you know they are blowing hot air. With one exception that I know about, we're probably never going to hear about the Founding States' division of federal and state government powers, evidenced by the Constitution's Section 8 of Article I, Article V or the 10th Amendment, from Holder or Obama guard dog Fx News.
Buried in somewhere in cyberspace archives (2009) is the following video of Judge Napolitano reading Section 8 of Article I.