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Kansas Secretary of State to Eric Holder: Stay Out of Kansas Ė You Donít Understand the Constitution
thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-7-2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 05/07/2013 8:47:21 AM PDT by servo1969

Kansas signed the Second Amendment Protection Act (SB 102) into law last month.
The bill protects gun owners from from new federal gun control laws and would actually make it illegal to enforce those laws within the state of Kansas.

Eric Holder threatened Kansas last week calling the new state law unconstitutional.

In response Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, fired back.
The general gist of the message was, “You’re wrong. You don’t understand the Constitution. Bring it on.”

Via Guns Save Lives:



Kobach insisted the State of Kansas was determined to restore the Constitution to protect the right of its citizens to keep and bear arms.
So far, Holder has not responded.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: 102; banglist; guncontrol; holder; kansas; kobach; kris; obama; sb102; secondamendment
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Awesome.
1 posted on 05/07/2013 8:47:21 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

I’ll be on Kansas’ side when the shooting starts.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 8:50:09 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: servo1969

Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Holder. You lying racist communist punk.


3 posted on 05/07/2013 8:51:23 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: OldNavyVet
I’ll be on Kansas’ side when the shooting starts.

Same here. I'm in Florida, but would gladly muster in Kansas to be deputized.
4 posted on 05/07/2013 8:53:37 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: servo1969
I think this administration has bitten off more than it can chew...and the dominoes are starting to fall. Once Obamacare is fully implemented...we may be in full blown rebellion.

And I want a law like this in Texas.

5 posted on 05/07/2013 8:54:15 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: servo1969

Kudos for talking DOWN to the racist criminal Holder.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 8:54:19 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ZX12R

So, will Holder push a confrontation just to have it and show Kansas who’s boss?


7 posted on 05/07/2013 8:55:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: servo1969

Hurrah for Kansas! Have courage; stand for the truth; represent for the Republic!


8 posted on 05/07/2013 8:56:29 AM PDT by veracious
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To: servo1969

Bravo for Kansas standing up to the Feds. But I think it won’t work — the Feds will argue that even if the gun was manufactured by a Kansas-resident manufacturer, that gun will contain parts or raw materials manufactured outside of Kansas.

I would be very surprised if the gun manufacturer doesn’t buy at least some raw materials from outside of Kansas.

I would expect a Federal court to rule that therefore, the interstate commerce clause applies.


9 posted on 05/07/2013 8:57:08 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: servo1969

The guy’s got balls. And brains:

Kobach graduated from Washburn Rural High School in Topeka, Kansas in 1984. Four years later, he earned an A.B. (summa cum laude) in Government from Harvard University, graduating first in his class in the Government Department. Subsequently, the Court of St. James awarded him a Marshall Scholarship, which allowed him to earn M.A. and D.Phil. degrees in Politics from Oxford University (in 1990 and 1992, respectively). He then returned to the United States and attended the Yale Law School, where he earned his J.D. in 1995.

-0-

Not that he’s as smart as Obama or Holder, of course...ironically, he was born in Madison, WI.

A fellow to keep an eye on?


10 posted on 05/07/2013 8:58:01 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: servo1969
Very good news, someone has the courage to stand up against Washington.

11 posted on 05/07/2013 8:58:12 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: servo1969

Wonderful letter. I was afraid that all politicians lost all of their spine when they attained office.

Kansas will suffer some punishment for this from the vindictive administration.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 8:58:45 AM PDT by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: Maceman

Worse - Wickard v Filburn.

Any gun purchased in Kansas, made in Kansas, has an effect on interstate commerce because it would have been bought from an out of state manufacturer if it wasn’t bought in Ks.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 8:58:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: All

Kansas to Obama and his minions: “Bring it, bitches!”


14 posted on 05/07/2013 9:00:49 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: servo1969
During the RTW fight in Michigan, GOP Chair had this to say.

December 10, 2012

Michigan Republican Party chairman Bobby Schostak issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s visit to Michigan today:

“It’s interesting that President Obama has chosen to stop in Michigan to propose his economic recovery plan of higher taxes, more spending and broken budgets. Here in Michigan we’ve seen actual economic recovery by streamlining government, cutting taxes and balancing budgets.

“The President’s divisive message and attack on Michigan workers is just another indication of how out of touch Pres. Obama has become. President Obama’s continued attempt to subvert state rights is an assult on our federal system.

“I encourage the former law professor and our current President brush up on the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, ‘The powers not delegated to the United states by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.’

“The President’s stance is a blatant attack on Michigan workers and demonstrates the President’s staunch support of special interest union bosses. Thankfully, Michigan Republican leaders are here to provide a firewall for Michigan workers and their families and to keep Michigan’s turnaround on course.”

15 posted on 05/07/2013 9:01:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MrB
So, will Holder push a confrontation just to have it and show Kansas who’s boss?

Let's just hope he isn't that stupid. He would end up beaten and defeated in front of the nation.
16 posted on 05/07/2013 9:02:12 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: MrB

“Any gun purchased in Kansas, made in Kansas, has an effect on interstate commerce because it would have been bought from an out of state manufacturer if it wasn’t bought in Ks.”

Not true. If Kansas permits the production of weapons that are otherwise banned by Federal law then they will be uniquely available in Kansas and not anywhere else. This cleverly obviates Wickard v. Filburn.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 9:02:31 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: NELSON111
I want a law like this in Texas.

HB872 now in the House in Texas awaiting committee approval before it goes to the full House for a vote. Allows for manufacture of firearms up to 1.5 inch bore diameter for smokelss powder guns an no limit for black powder, hehehehehe. I always wanted a 37mm cannon!

18 posted on 05/07/2013 9:03:55 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: MrB

Careful there. Holder might take over and occupy the administrative offices in the capital kind of like he did with the college admin offices back in the day when he was a “known” radical seeking justice. LOL! He sure ain’t seeking justice these days. Rhetorically, why aren’t these people in jail already where they should be?


19 posted on 05/07/2013 9:04:07 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: servo1969; TigersEye

Well we have Texas, Arizona, and now Kansas flying in the face of Eric Holder. Texas on the issue of EPA interference with Texas businesses, Arizona on the issue of enforcing valid federal law concerning illegal immigrants, and now Kansas on the issue of the second amendment and interstate commerce.

Not bad! 3 down and 47 states to go.North Carolina may be next on the issue of “NO Obama Care! because they have refused ALL federal money relating to the subject and have opted out of Obie Care as a state.

Eric Holder should have been impeached during his 1st month in office, when he stated that all white citizens of the USA are cowards.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 9:05:15 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: NELSON111

Texas: The Texas House has just passed 12 gun laws (I think it is 12) that guarantee us the right to bear arms and keeps the federal government out of our business. Any federal officer who tries to take a citizen’s gun, will be arrested and put in jail and fined.


21 posted on 05/07/2013 9:08:19 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: MrB

“Worse - Wickard v Filburn.

Any gun purchased in Kansas, made in Kansas, has an effect on interstate commerce because it would have been bought from an out of state manufacturer if it wasn’t bought in Ks”

Guess what, it’s not about supreme court precedent anymore, it’s about raw political power. You are right; the SCOTUS Wickard v Fiburn decision would seem to prohibit this law, but most constitutionalists would agree that Wickard v Fiburn was a flawed ruling not supported by the original intent of the commerce clause.

It’s about time that the states stand up for the constitution even if it means opposing SCOTUS decisions and the unconstitutional actions of the executive branch.


22 posted on 05/07/2013 9:08:41 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est.)
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To: MeganC

Kobach is a smart feller, and Holder is a fart smeller...

Anyway, Kobach helped write the law specifically to thwart precedent and it is intended to be challenged in court, and succeed.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 9:09:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: servo1969

AMEN BROTHER!!


24 posted on 05/07/2013 9:10:06 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: servo1969
Outstanding!

Could it be that testosterone and commonsense are back in style, starting with Wisconsin and now Kansas?

With regard to the obama/holder management and on down the food chain to all things bubbling up from the muck of this obamanation we now find ourselves in, I've been wondering when Proverbs 16:18 would catch up to them.

We need that lesson and so do they. The world will be a better place as a result.

25 posted on 05/07/2013 9:12:10 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: ZX12R

i’ll ride shotgun. LOL.


26 posted on 05/07/2013 9:12:36 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: servo1969

Nice dig on “Fast & Furious”. Way to go Mr. Kobach!


27 posted on 05/07/2013 9:15:56 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: NELSON111

With Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, etc. we have plenty of fire power.


28 posted on 05/07/2013 9:16:23 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: servo1969

So, a Kansas law to uphold the Constitution is... unconstitutional???

Nice one Holder, you dumbass.


29 posted on 05/07/2013 9:16:49 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Maceman

We can be assured they will come in from another angle altogether...including using agencies to make any fire-arms manufacture “suffer” thru EPA or any other crap they use to close them down.


30 posted on 05/07/2013 9:18:41 AM PDT by caww
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To: NELSON111

Yes, with all those gun manufacturers moving to Texas, it would make a law like this very helpful to people in Texas for creation of a formidable arsenal without Feral oversight.


31 posted on 05/07/2013 9:18:47 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: servo1969

Mensch.

If only more states would pony up the coward from Chicago would squeal.


32 posted on 05/07/2013 9:19:45 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: servo1969

Good. Keep the fascist communists in their place.


33 posted on 05/07/2013 9:20:13 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: servo1969

A simple “FU” would have been sufficient.


34 posted on 05/07/2013 9:20:56 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: GBA
Could it be that testosterone and commonsense are back in style, starting with Wisconsin and now Kansas?

That's part of it, I hope. But its also that Holder has done so many things that prove he is merely an ideologically driven lacky, and few take him seriously anymore. He is an embarrassment of an appointment.
35 posted on 05/07/2013 9:22:08 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: Maceman

Wickard v. Filburn perverted the Commerce Clause in a way that would allow a court to declare this law invalid. At some point a state has to say to the feds that we don’t care what you say, we know what the Constitution says. Neither the Supreme Court, Congress or President can tell us that black is white, night is day, and expect us to go along with it because they also tell us they are the final arbiters. We can read. We can let them make legitimate interpretations along the margins, but they cannot rewrite the document, especially when they rewrite it to take away our rights, as opposed to what they have done in the past, which was to create bogus, non-existent rights, like abortion.


36 posted on 05/07/2013 9:23:18 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: demshateGod

Add Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and the other plains states and the lines will have been drawn. Guess where 90% of our fossil fuels come from?


37 posted on 05/07/2013 9:23:46 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Donnafrflorida
i’ll ride shotgun. LOL.

You're on! I'll ping you when it's departure time.
38 posted on 05/07/2013 9:24:12 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: servo1969

Holder ain’t in Oz any more...


39 posted on 05/07/2013 9:25:24 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: servo1969
Need to build Ammo Factories in Kansas.

Makes me proud of the fact I was born in Kansas -- a distance from Dodge City but close enough that the town I was born in was mentioned in the TV series Gunsmoke on several episodes...

40 posted on 05/07/2013 9:27:28 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

There IS an ammo factory out that way.


41 posted on 05/07/2013 9:29:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: servo1969

As a Kansan, I can tell you that Kris Kobach is awesome! We are fortunate to have him.


42 posted on 05/07/2013 9:29:29 AM PDT by Old Yeller
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To: MrB

“Any gun purchased in Kansas, made in Kansas, has an effect on interstate commerce because it would have been bought from an out of state manufacturer if it wasn’t bought in Ks.”

No, because it would have been unavailable outside Kansas. Especially if it has a unique model number...


43 posted on 05/07/2013 9:30:11 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

Leave it to Kobach to think of that as well.


44 posted on 05/07/2013 9:30:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: babygene
It would be an interesting court challenge. In effect, the US Attorney General would be trying to argue that everything is necessarily "interstate" commerce and that "intrastate" commerce is essentially impossible.

I think that will be a bridge too far for any court.

45 posted on 05/07/2013 9:32:33 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (T)
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To: servo1969
Eric Holder threatened Kansas last week calling the new state law unconstitutional.

Eric, you and the whole government of the Kenyan is UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!

46 posted on 05/07/2013 9:34:06 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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To: servo1969

And Kris Kobach’s part in this as Secretary of State is what exactly?


47 posted on 05/07/2013 9:34:59 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Marcella
Texas: The Texas House has just passed 12 gun laws (I think it is 12) that guarantee us the right to bear arms and keeps the federal government out of our business. Any federal officer who tries to take a citizen’s gun, will be arrested and put in jail and fined.

Anything allowing open carry?

48 posted on 05/07/2013 9:35:24 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: servo1969

The feds will claim the steel for the barrel came from Pittsburg, PA.


49 posted on 05/07/2013 9:38:17 AM PDT by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: IYAS9YAS
“Anything allowing open carry?”

No. There is one that allows concealed carry in colleges. A few Democrats didn't like that one, but it passed by a large majority. The rest of the bills passed by voice approval. Two or three of those bills lower the time requirement in class to get a concealed carry license. Now, these bills go to the senate.

50 posted on 05/07/2013 9:43:19 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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