GUILTY! States Rights DENIED in Kansas
by Shari Dovale
Shane Cox and Jeremy Kettler were wrongly convicted yesterday of violating Federal gun laws.
Cox was found guilty of 8 out of 10 charges and Kettler was found guilty of one count of possession of an unregistered gun silencer.
But this is not just second amendment case. This is also a tenth amendment case.
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 passed the ‘The Second Amendment Protection Act’. This law was designed to reign in the Federal government overreach of unconstitutional gun control laws. With this law, overreaching Federal gun control laws are not valid in Kansas. It also allowed for prosecution of Federal agents attempting to enforce the federal gun control within the state.
This law was passed because the people in the State of Kansas have the right to live their life the way they choose within their own state borders. Gun control is unconstitutional and the citizens of Kansas put a stop to it within their state. This law was hailed as the toughest Second Amendment protection law in the nation.
This would be true IF the State of Kansas had enforced this law and backed up it’s citizens attempting to follow it.
The Federal government decided to challenge Kansas on their new law and chose as it’s vehicle the prosecution of a couple of veterans named Shane Cox and Jeremy Kettler.
As we learned in the case of the Malheur Protest Trial in Oregon, the Federal judges have too much leniency in what the defense is allowed to present in their case. When someone’s freedom is at stake, they should be allowed to present whatever defense they want.
The judge in this case did not allow the jury to hear their defense using the state law. The judge effectively stopped them from defending themselves. The defendants followed state law and the state did not come to their defense. The state stood by and watched the federal court railroad these men of their rights.
So what does this mean to the State of Kansas, and to the citizens that follow the US Constitution?
It means the citizens of Kansas need to question their representatives in Topeka. They need to hold them accountable and insist that the State of Kansas come to the aid of these men.
It means that this case needs to go all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary. The US Constitution cannot be ignored by the Federal government. It is the basis of our laws.
It means that we must put a stop to these overreaching judges that do not allow the Constitution in their courtroom.
Let’s hope and pray that the incoming administration can stop the big bully known as the Federal Government and they will finally be called out for their lawlessness.