Yesterday we reported on Eric Holder’s threatening letter to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. The letter came as a response to the passage of SB 102. Holder is telling Kansas the bill is unconstitutional. Here’s a summary of the bill.
SB 102 establishes the Second Amendment Protection Act.
First, the bill excludes from federal regulation any personal firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured commercially or privately and owned in Kansas. The bill provides that for as long as any such personal firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition remains within the borders of Kansas, it is not subject to any federal law, regulation, or authority.
Second, the bill prevents any federal agent or contracted employee, any state employee, or any local authority from enforcing any federal regulation or law governing any personal firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured commercially or privately and owned in Kansas, provided it remains within the borders of Kansas. In the process of a criminal prosecution, the bill precludes any arrest or detention prior to a trial for a violation of the Act.
Finally, the bill allows a county or district attorney or the Attorney General to seek injunctive relief in court to enjoin certain federal officials from enforcing federal law regarding a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately and owned in the state of Kansas and that remains within the borders of Kansas.
At the time of posting Holder’s letter, I missed the response letter sent by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. The response is blistering and basically tells Holder to pound sand. But Kobach doesn’t just show Holder the door while explaining to him that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, he actually brings up Holder’s gun-walking program in the “fast and furious” scandal.
Talk about a verbal rebuke and body slam!