Kansas Secretary of State Smacks Down Holder Over Gun Law
Saturday, May 4, 2013
On April 4th, the Kansas legislature passed SB 102 — The Second Amendment Protection Act. The law excludes gun owners from federal regulation any personal firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured commercially or privately and owned in Kansas.
The law also authorizes Kansas law enforcement to arrest and prosecute any federal agents seeking to enforce unconstitutional laws within the borders of Kansas.
The law states:
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
This did not sit well with US Attorney General Eric Holder who sent a threatening letter to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback a day after the law went into affect, claiming “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.”