AG Eric Holder to Sam Brownback: Nice try on gun law

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  • Good things didn’t come in the mail for Brownback on April 26.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will have none of Kansas’ new gun-law hijinks, telling Sam Brownback that a recently passed bill purporting to protect Second Amendment rights is actually unconstitutional.

Holder sent Brownback a letter on April 26, one day after Senate Bill 102 became effective, warning the governor that federal agencies like the FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency and U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue to regulate federal firearms in Kansas, the state’s new law notwithstanding.

S.B. 102 excludes firearms and ammunition in Kansas from federal regulation or authority and allows local law enforcement to arrest anyone, including federal agents, who try to enforce federal regulation of guns in the state.

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