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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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To: drewh

There is precedent: Texas does this with incandescent light bulbs.


21 posted on 05/04/2013 12:43:24 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: drewh

I’d love to see another challenge to the Commerce Clause go before the Supremes for Obama can appoint anyone else.


22 posted on 05/04/2013 12:44:02 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: G Larry

No but there is a Ft. Leavenworth.


23 posted on 05/04/2013 12:45:14 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: drewh

Wrong t-shirt but otherwise good man.


24 posted on 05/04/2013 12:46:12 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: drewh
Gov. Brownback should ask Mr. Roscoe Filburn for his opinion.


25 posted on 05/04/2013 12:46:22 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: LouAvul

They have to keep everything contained within the state so that the Commerce Clause cannot be cited as the Constitutional authority for the feds to be involved.


26 posted on 05/04/2013 12:47:04 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: drewh
It will be very interesting to see how the first case plays out.
Who will acquiesce first?
My guess the feds will use the entire weight of the government and Kansas won't be able to go it alone.
It will take several states to push back.
It's not like they have to care about Muslim sensibilities here, this is the one time 0bama may just decide to show how "strong" he is, by standing up to Americans.
And the press will lap it up.

27 posted on 05/04/2013 12:47:20 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: LouAvul
Shouldn't that be manufactured and/or stored? What about guns legally imported into the state but later declared illegal by the feds?

No. The argument is that a gun manufactured, sold, and owned in Kansas does not qualify as interstate commerce and therefore the federal government cannot regulate it, i.e. pass laws controlling them. A gun manufactured in one state and sold in another does.

28 posted on 05/04/2013 12:47:35 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: drewh

“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.”

But...but...but...that cannot be! President Obama is the ULTIMATE constitutional scholor....just ask him!!! :-) (this is intentional sarcasim)


29 posted on 05/04/2013 12:47:59 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: drewh

             

30 posted on 05/04/2013 12:48:39 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: drewh

Holder thinks we are no longer part of the United States of America, but the Federal Leviathan of America.


31 posted on 05/04/2013 12:48:57 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Old Yeller

Born and raised in Topeka. You?


32 posted on 05/04/2013 12:49:17 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Translation: "...prevent the State of Kansas from interfering with federal officials attempting to violate the Constitution.”

Then Kansas should arrest them and take the matter through the courts.

33 posted on 05/04/2013 12:50:13 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: drewh

well done kansas. the founders and framers are cheering in heaven. the 9th and the 10th live!


34 posted on 05/04/2013 12:51:43 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: drewh

Brownback 2016!!!

Just a thought. I really don’t know anything else about the guy.


35 posted on 05/04/2013 12:54:27 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: drewh

Holder is a criminal who should be ignored by the States.


36 posted on 05/04/2013 12:54:44 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

And until he is challenged in court or politically (both actually) he will push increasingly harder. It’s what libs do.


37 posted on 05/04/2013 12:58:07 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: drewh

Confirming that Holder is a Black, Supremacist ....


38 posted on 05/04/2013 1:00:48 PM PDT by mikrofon (His whims are Supreme, but not 2A.)
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To: drewh

Game on!


39 posted on 05/04/2013 1:02:05 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: drewh

Haha, Holder has been neutered.


40 posted on 05/04/2013 1:02:20 PM PDT by Viennacon
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