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Federal Government Declares War On States Promoting Gun Rights

May 3, 2013 by  

Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback attacking legislation recently passed in the State that nullifies unConstitutional Federal gun laws.

Kansas is the first State to be called out by the Federal government for its attempt to nullify gun laws deemed unConstitutional within its borders; a number of other gun-friendly States have taken similar legislative action.

The Kansas law (SB102), which took effect late last month, declares that the Federal government has no authority to regulate firearms manufactured, sold and kept only in Kansas. It also makes it a felony offense for Federal agents to attempt to enforce any law, regulation, order or treaty affecting firearms.

In his letter, dated April 26, Holder said that the Justice Department will not acknowledge the law because, “Under the Supremacy Clause…Kansas may not prevent federal employees and officials from carrying out their official responsibilities. And a state certainly may not criminalize the exercise of federal responsibilities.”

Holder continues, “Because SB102 conflicts with federal firearms laws and regulations, federal law supercedes this new statute; all provisions of federal laws and their implementing regulations therefore continue to apply.”

The AG went on to inform Brownback that Federal authorities “will continue to execute their duties to enforce all federal firearms laws and regulations. Moreover, 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 federal law.”

Eric Holder Threatens Kansas Over Gun Control Nullification


Holder will have his work cut out for him if he declares war on Kansas’s strong pro-gun legislation, as the State is among more than 30 others that have either begun the process of considering or have already passed similar legislation. They include: Alabama, Arizona, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • j d

    This response from the feds begs the question;”Why did this new legislation on behalf of states’ rights upset big brother?” Is the fed afraid of a fair balance of power? Why?

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  • Sociopath Fyfe

    Lets see: Holder is using unconstitutional federal law to nullify constitutionally supported state law. Why? This is a re(pro)gressives statists dream. Both parties have to get your guns before they crash the economy. They can picture you chucking rocks at their tanks when it goes, not using something more effective. Hence, the continual stalemate. Look for asset confiscation as well. Greece repeated.

  • licecnottus

    Our present administration is far more a threat to the citizens of Kansas and the rest if the U S than England was during our revolution. The Declaration of Independence gives the citizens the right to over throw the tyranny that threatens our independence God Bless America and God Bless Kansas

  • http://Facebook John Catanio

    Good to know!

  • Charles Thornton

    The federal Government does not exist to
    Rule the states! It also needs to clean up its own act before pointing fingers at anyone else !

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  • Dennis Ardell

    Got randy wever fever! Abolish the federal government,and its bastard supreme court

  • Don miller

    Eric holder has no room whatsoever to speak about the law he is in violation of federal law as we speak for transporting weapons to Mexico and in that process border agents were killed with these weapons me or you would rot in a federal prison for the rest of our natural lives or put to death but our attorney general can do it without fear or prosecution trial or jail good luck enforcing any of your made up laws Feds if you don’t have to abide by the law then we the people don’t either it seems like no politicians at all have to abide by the laws they create for us doesn’t sound right to me laws are made for everyone not just a chosen few hell even our president has broken all kinds of federal laws but is he held accountable or prosecuted nope is it do as I say and not as I do I thought leaders were supposed to lead by example if that’s true look out obama

  • Robert Amerine

    I say make every resident of legal age, of those true constitution states, who legally own a firearm, members of that state militia. State militias are clearly in The Constitution. Let the over reaching, self important, federal nitwits chew on that!

  • Don miller

    I hope these states will not let the federal government intimidate them your constituants carry more weight than Washington consider that before you cowar to the FED’S we the people will not let this happen period


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