Gov. Sam Brownback Brushes off Eric Holder’s Opinions on 2nd Amendment Protection Act

Michael Boldin
Tenth Amendment Center

Today, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback sent a letter in response to Eric Holder’s direct threat against the state for its new law, the 2nd Amendment Protection Act.  It reads, in part:

The State of Kansas is in receipt of your letter in which you place Kansas on notice regarding the view of the Obama Administration concerning the state’s Second Amendment Protection Act.

This first sentence of Brownback’s letter is the most important. Holder’s letter took the position that the new Kansas law is unconstitutional – without question. And because of Holder’s view that he is the decider of all that is constitutional or not in this country, he threatened the state – and thus the People – of Kansas.

Brownback showed quite a bit of savvy with that sentence. He absolutely brushed off Holder by pointing out that his letter only represented “the view of the Obama Administration…”

Just because Eric Holder claims that the Kansas law is unconstitutional, doesn’t make it so. And Holder’s claim that he had no idea about “fast and furious” probably doesn’t make that so either.

Sam Brownback did a great service to the People of Kansas by reminding them that Holder is just sharing his opinion.

He also noted that the Kansas nullification law comes from the source of political power to which no American government is above – the People themselves.

“The people of Kansas have clearly expressed their sovereign will.”

Eric Holder doesn’t get to tell the People what THEIR constitution means. It’s the other way around…


Read the Governor’s letter at Tenth Amendment Center.


Related: Federal Government Declares War On States Promoting Gun Rights

Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback attacking legislation recently passed in the State that nullifies unConstitutional Federal gun laws.

Kansas is the first State to be called out by the Federal government for its attempt to nullify gun laws deemed unConstitutional within its borders; a number of other gun-friendly States have taken similar legislative action.

The Kansas law (SB102), which took effect late last month, declares that the Federal government has no authority to regulate firearms manufactured, sold and kept only in Kansas. It also makes it a felony offense for Federal agents to attempt to enforce any law, regulation, order or treaty affecting firearms…

…[Kansas] is among more than 30 others that have either begun the process of considering or have already passed similar legislation. They include: Alabama, Arizona, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.


Read the whole thing.

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