Kansas Governor to go to battle with feds over ‘sovereign will’ of the people of Kansas
by: J. D. Heyes
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The governor of the state of Kansas has made it clear to the U.S. Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder he is not intimidated by the former’s threats over the state’s new law barring federal agents from enforcing unconstitutional gun laws.
On April 26 Holder sent a letter to Gov. Sam Brownback, a former U.S. legislator, that Justice may go to court over the law if the state attempts to enforce it. Unfazed, Brownback replied that Kansans hold dear the right to keep and bear arms, as enumerated under the Bill of Rights’ Second Amendment, and that they are attempting to protect Kansas state sovereignty.
In addition to Brownback’s reply, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a former law professor who helped craft the legislation, said Holder was merely “blustering” over the issue.
“The people of Kansas have clearly expressed their sovereign will,” Brownback said in his letter. “It is my hope that upon further review, you will see their right to do so.”
‘I think the people of Kansas are going to back this up’