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Attorney General Holder Threatens Kansas in Letter on Gun Control Nullification Law

Attorney General Holder Threatens Kansas in Letter on Gun Control Nullification Law

Posted by Michael Boldin
May 02, 2013

On Thursday, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback received a letter from Federal Attorney General Eric Holder threatening action against the state should it enforce SB102 which Brownback signed into law last month.

The new law states, in part:

Any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States which violates the second amendment to the constitution of the United States is null, void and unenforceable in the state of Kansas

The bill also provides for criminal penalties against federal agents who attempt to enforce specific federal laws on guns manufactured in the state of Kansas and sold within the state – as the state takes the position under the new law that the federal government does not “interstate commerce” authority over such items.

In his letter, Holder didn’t take too kindly to such a proposition. He wrote:

“In purporting to override federal law and to criminalize the official acts of federal officers, SB102 directly conflicts with federal law and is therefore unconstitutional.”

Read more: http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2013/05/eric-holder-thr...

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I live in Kansas and this is one of the few things recently that I am proud of my state for. Here are a couple of the responses to that letter from Holder.

First this is the letter sent back to Holder from Brownback:
http://governor.ks.gov/media-room/media-releases/2013/05/02/...

This is the letter from our secretary of state addressing the letter from Holder:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/47301...