Sam Brownback responds to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on new Kansas gun law

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  • Sam Brownback is Eric Holder’s pen pal.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder have become grudging pen pals in the last week. Brownback lately has been championing a new Kansas law that attempts to shield firearms in the state from federal regulation. It also makes it a felony for federal employees to come to the state to enforce regulations and treaties regarding the weapons.

Holder sent Brownback a letter that basically said the state can’t do that. “Kansas may not prevent federal employees and officials from carrying out their official responsibilities. And a state certainly may not criminalize the exercise of federal responsibilities,” he scolded the governor.

Brownback didn’t care for Holder’s stern missive.

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