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Federal Charges For Following State Law

Has the Kansas Attorney General put Federal Law above Kansas State Law?


Federal Charges For Following State Law

Kansas Veterans On Trial for Following State Law


10th Amendment

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.

In 2013 Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law House Bill 2199, also known as ‘The Second Amendment Protection Act’.

Simply put, any federal gun control laws that may be passed are not valid in the state of Kansas under the new law.  The bill also prevents any federal agent from enforcing federal gun control laws within the state, as well as allowing prosecution of federal officers who try to enforce such laws within the state’s borders.

The statute purportedly exempts from federal gun-control laws the firearms, accessories and ammunition manufactured commercially or privately in Kansas and kept within the state’s borders. The Kansas act made it a felony for a federal official to enforce certain directives of Congress regarding firearms.

Co-sponsor of the Kansas bill, state Rep. Brett Hildabrand (R-Shawnee) told the press, “My understanding is, it is the strictest Second Amendment protection law in the nation.”

Except, their citizens have been thrown to the wolves for following this law.

Federal prosecutors have charged Shane Cox, owner of Tough Guys gun store in Chanute, of multiple violations of federal firearms law. He is accused of illegally making and marketing firearms, specifically sound suppressors. Additionally, prosecutors accused Jeremy Kettler, a disabled U.S. Army veteran, as a Tough Guys client who acquired a silencer from Cox and filmed a live-fire test of the gear.

Gov. Brownback has not come to their defense and neither has their Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

Schmidt informed Secretary of State Kris Kobach that he would get involved in this case only if constitutional validity of the Second Amendment Protection Act were contested in the federal case. His involvement would address defense of Kansas statute, Schmidt said, but not defense of an individual against federal criminal charges.

Has the Kansas Attorney General put Federal Law above Kansas State Law?

This case is coming to a close, expected as soon as today.

If you would like to discuss the case with them, here are their contact numbers:

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt
(785) 296-2215

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback
(785) 296-3232


3 Comments on Federal Charges For Following State Law

  1. How do these “Browns ” keep coming up ? Gov Yellowback has shown his colors – A federal subcontractor posing as a Governor. So they will ask the fed (scotus) if this law in defiance of fed law is permissable under fed law ?

  2. The left makes the claim the 2nd applies to the right of the State to from a militia. This law would fall under that interpretation. So new the left has a PR problem, is the 2nd a State’s Right or not. And if not how is now not a personal individual right?

  3. Yes, Gregg, After our triumph in Portland X Trump’s election,The left has a problem. 2A,along with the other nine amendments which we call our Bill of Rights,were added to the constitution for a specific purpose. That purpose was,and is, to PREVENT ABUSE BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. This is not my opinion. This is no theory. This is spelled out in black and white in the preamble to the BOR. Read it and see. And now the fed is doing everything it can to facilitate it’s abuse by disarming the American citizenry, to draw all power unto itself. I have taken part in a rare textbook application of 2A – at Bundy Ranch – and can testify to it’s effectiveness. Gov. Yellowback and his cohorts are Federal Supremacists, who feel they have to ask permission from DC before acting.This kind of slavish betrayal by Govt. officials has to stop.

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