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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
Kansas, there you go again! First, with John Brown and now with Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.

Like the song sorta says, "God bless, Kansas" (and Texas)!

41 posted on 05/04/2013 1:13:29 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: 0.E.O
"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. "

As I recall, all the Federal gun laws specifically refer to firearms or parts that have traveled in interstate commerce.

42 posted on 05/04/2013 1:18:00 PM PDT by gatex (NRA, and Gun Owners of America)
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To: drewh

I’m a graduate of KU. The liberals in lawrence are probably going nuts right now. Good.


43 posted on 05/04/2013 1:18:02 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: GBA

Like Rand Paul in the Senate... Brownback seems to be possessed of a SOLID pair!


44 posted on 05/04/2013 1:18:34 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it ore leave, and visiting Niagra Fallsmay be too late.)
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To: drewh

Thank you, Kansans!


46 posted on 05/04/2013 1:29:35 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: ClearCase_guy

The state is just protecting itself. If you want to purchase a firearm from Kansas, move there.

It is not a weak business model if Kansas residents can now purchase their own firearms and ammo within their state....no competition and perhaps more availability for them.


47 posted on 05/04/2013 1:34:39 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: drewh

Hopefully more states will follow. If most states do this it will be much harder for the Supreme Court to turn it around.


48 posted on 05/04/2013 1:34:46 PM PDT by thegrump (The US is not at war with Islam, but Islam sure as H%!! is at war with the US.)
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To: butterdezillion
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.

Not so:

Where necessary to make a regulation of interstate commerce effective, Congress may regulate even those intrastate activities that do not themselves substantially affect interstate commerce.

J. Scalia, Raich

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Drug warriors cheered at the time.

49 posted on 05/04/2013 1:37:39 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Sola Veritas

obama has met his nemesis in Kris Kobach, Kobach is way ahead of obama. Kobach drafted Arizona’s illegal immigrant law too, the one that got Holder all exorcised


50 posted on 05/04/2013 1:39:21 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Standing Wolf

welcome, sorry about sebilious.............


51 posted on 05/04/2013 1:40:55 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: drewh

Nothing's the matter,actually!

52 posted on 05/04/2013 1:52:08 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: InterceptPoint
Brownback 2016!!! Just a thought. I really don’t know anything else about the guy.

He was in the running in 2008, but couldn't get enough backing from the GOP leadership. Too conservative.

53 posted on 05/04/2013 1:53:06 PM PDT by cotton
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To: dagogo redux
Tangerine Dream - Leviathan   (live '08)

turn it waaay up !

54 posted on 05/04/2013 1:56:28 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: drewh

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.”

If that doesn’t highlight some of the contradictions in the Constitution, I don’t know what does. Wouldn’t it be nice if we put in the bloody time to fix such things?


55 posted on 05/04/2013 2:00:34 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Huskrrrr
The liberals in lawrence are probably going nuts right now.

Of coures they are, but they have been ever since Brownback was elected.

56 posted on 05/04/2013 2:04:49 PM PDT by cotton
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To: RWB Patriot
If the fascist bastards want to trash the 2nd Amendment, then let 'em try via a repeal amendment.

Otherwise, statutes at whatever level do NOT trump the Constitution, treasonous black robes and nazi wannabes notwithstanding.

God grants a birthright to free men .. the Bill of Rights merely sets them to paper.

57 posted on 05/04/2013 2:08:17 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: G Larry

“Is there a Ft. Sumter in Kansas?”

No, but even better, there is a town of Lexington in KS.


58 posted on 05/04/2013 2:10:01 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est.)
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To: grumpygresh

Is there a bridge of some sort ?


59 posted on 05/04/2013 2:10:50 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: GBA

Don’t mess with Kansas!


60 posted on 05/04/2013 2:21:22 PM PDT by Old Yeller
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