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KANSAS TO PROSECUTE FEDERAL AGENTS WHO ENFORCE FEDERAL GUN CONTROL LAWS (Brownback Signs Law)
Andrew Breitbartīs Big Government ^ | 4 May 2013, 6:55 AM PDT | by JOHN NOLTE

Posted on 05/04/2013 12:24:44 PM PDT by drewh

The Hill reports that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback just signed into law a statute that "bars the federal government from regulating guns and ammunition manufactured and stored within Kansas state lines."

Moreover, the new law makes it a felony for federal authorities to attempt to enforce federal gun control laws, treaties, or rules related to firearms within Kansas state lines. Federal agents would not be arrested but will be prosecuted on "a complaint-and-summons basis."

Naturally, U.S. Attorney general Eric Holder is furious. Already he has sent a letter to Brownback promising, “The United States will take all appropriate action, including litigation if necessary, to prevent the State of Kansas from interfering with the activities of federal officials enforcing the law.”

Holder cites the Constitution's Supremacy Clause, which gives supremacy to federal laws over state laws. Kansas, however, is citing the Interstate Commerce Clause, "contending that Washington has no right to regulate guns that were made in Kansas and never cross state lines."

The play Kansas is making is to keep its gun business within the state, which they believe nullifies the federal government's legal right to regulate. Guns and ammunition would be manufactured, stored, and sold only in Kansas.

Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach, a former constitutional law professor, helped to write the law and says that the bill is not symbolic; it was written carefully and with the purpose of surviving a court challenge.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Front Page News; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; doj; donttreadonme; federalism; fubo; fueh; guncontrol; guns; holder; nocompromise; nullification; obama; secondamendment; shallnotbeinfringed; statesrights; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 05/04/2013 12:24:44 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Excellent!!!


2 posted on 05/04/2013 12:25:53 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: drewh
sold only in Kansas

I like the idea, but are they really setting themselves up so that the products which are being manufactured in the state cannot be sold out of the state? That seems like a weak business model.

3 posted on 05/04/2013 12:28:30 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: drewh

When this type of legislation is necessary is there any question the Federal government is no longer acting with the consent of the governed?


4 posted on 05/04/2013 12:28:47 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: madmominct
Rock Chalk Jayhawkers!


5 posted on 05/04/2013 12:29:04 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
manufactured and stored within Kansas

Shouldn't that be manufactured and/or stored? What about guns legally imported into the state but later declared illegal by the feds?

6 posted on 05/04/2013 12:29:42 PM PDT by LouAvul (?)
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To: drewh
“The United States will take all appropriate action, including litigation if necessary, to prevent the State of Kansas from interfering with the activities of federal officials enforcing the law.”

Translation: "...prevent the State of Kansas from interfering with federal officials attempting to violate the Constitution.”

7 posted on 05/04/2013 12:31:08 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: drewh

Holder is upset? Well, wait until he discovers that the citizens of the US will ignore him. Talk about an emperor with no clothes, what about an attorney general that people just ignore!


8 posted on 05/04/2013 12:31:22 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Sam's warming up the facilities for Holder! :)


9 posted on 05/04/2013 12:33:52 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Is there a Ft. Sumter in Kansas?


10 posted on 05/04/2013 12:34:26 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: ClearCase_guy

What business model works today in the US-of-Nirvannah with the uncontrolled waaaay-oversized federal gubmint monster taxing and regulating small & medium-sized businesses into oblivion???


11 posted on 05/04/2013 12:35:29 PM PDT by caprock (just askin . . .)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

How about the regime suing Arizona when it came to illegals? I mean holy cripes! That is treason, flat out blatant treason by the federal government. Assisting a foreign nation to invade the USA? Does it get any worse that that? It’s one thing selling secrets, but to assist a foreign entity to INVADE the country? WTF?? But being that we no longer have a GOP but a RINO party, they get away with it.

http://www.sfexaminer.com/politics/white-house/obama-sues-arizona-over-illegal-immigrant-crackdown


12 posted on 05/04/2013 12:36:51 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: drewh
"Moreover, the new law makes it a felony for federal authorities to attempt to enforce federal gun control laws, treaties, or rules related to firearms within Kansas state lines. Federal agents would not be arrested but will be prosecuted on "a complaint-and-summons basis." "

So if I read this correctly, there won't be any confrontations between Federal agents and state law enforcement. The battle will be between attorneys in court and the subsequent appeal process.

13 posted on 05/04/2013 12:38:13 PM PDT by Truth29
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Good luck, Kansas!


14 posted on 05/04/2013 12:39:00 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: drewh

Proud to be a Kansan. Hey holder, ESAD!


15 posted on 05/04/2013 12:39:50 PM PDT by Old Yeller
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To: ClearCase_guy

Presumably, there would be a class of weapons designed for export that would not be protected. I think Montana did this a few years ago, but I’ll have to look that up :)


16 posted on 05/04/2013 12:40:11 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Kansas’ law prevents feds from enforcing the fed law on stuff made and sold in Kansas - but said fed law is still enforced on interstate stuff.

The law does not interfere with a business model - it is intended to prevent fed laws from being applied inappropriately.

One may still sell interstate but would then be subject to the fed laws.


17 posted on 05/04/2013 12:40:32 PM PDT by Principled
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To: drewh

Air embargo threatened of Texas, Kansas threatening prosecution of federal agents, numerous countries discontinuing use of the dollar for trade, federal informants ambushing and killing federal agents....

Hey, how many people think Morrocco Bomber has BROUGHT US TOGETHER...?

Anyone really paying attention would be OUR OF THEIR MIND if they thought this....


18 posted on 05/04/2013 12:40:52 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: madmominct

Ha ha ha ha! Everybody aboard the Nullification Train!

This is as big a deal as the events leading up to Sumpter 1860.


19 posted on 05/04/2013 12:42:50 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: madmominct

We the people of Arizona have dispatched Sheriff Arpaio to Kansas where your governor will be arrested, taken into custody, returned to AZ, tried, convicted and sentenced to a minimum of 4 years as OUR governor.

Do not resist... ;)


20 posted on 05/04/2013 12:43:07 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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