Saturday, 29 August 2015
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Saturday
Low  61°
High 92°
Sunday
Low  63°
High 94°
Monday
Low  70°
High 98°
Tuesday
Low  70°
High 95°
Wednesday
Low  70°
High 97°
Thursday
Low  69°
High 96°
Friday
Low  67°
High 94°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 70°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Holder To Brownback: New Kansas Gun Law Is Unconstitutional
05/02/2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback that a new state law attempting to block federal regulation of some guns is unconstitutional.

The U.S. attorney's office for Kansas on Thursday released a copy of a letter to Brownback from Holder last week, sent the day after the new state law took effect.

The law says the federal government has no authority to regulate guns manufactured, sold and kept only in Kansas and makes it a felony for a federal agent to enforce any regulations of those guns.

Holder said the U.S. Constitution prohibits the state from pre-empting federal laws. He said the federal government is willing to go to court.

Aides to Brownback and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom released the following statement Thursday:

“The new Kansas statute unlawfully threatens to prosecute federal officers for the exercise of their federal duties. The federal law enforcement personnel targeted by this statute are upholding their duties under federal law. In so doing, they are keeping the United States safer. These hard-working federal employees cannot be forced to choose between the risk of a criminal prosecution and the continued performance of their federal duties. This type of state effort to interfere with these officers’ federal responsibilities would directly conflict with federal law. Under the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution, no state may seek to prevent federal employees and officials from carrying out their official responsibilities. And a state certainly may not criminalize the exercise of federal responsibilities. So this statute is illegal, unenforceable, and also bad policy.”

© AP/KAKE
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Guymon PD Needs Help Locating Suspect
Taxi Driver Robbed, Liberal Teens Invovled
Letter From Seward County Regarding Saturday's Enduro Races
Baker Arts Center Announces Brews and Barbeque Winners
480 Board Gives Permission to Hire Temporary Teachers
City Commission Meets, Approves Interceptor Line
Ulysses Woman Charged With Murder, Child Abuse
Liberal's Kuhnel Tops Baseball America List
Liberal Native Looks To Bring Pro Wrestling Back To Tulsa
LPD Says, "You Drink, You Drive, You Lose
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Liberal's Kuhnel Tops Baseball America List
Ulysses Woman Charged With Murder, Child Abuse
LHS Volleyball Looks to Get Back to Winning Ways  
Irby Expects Improved Tennis Team  
Liberal Native Looks To Bring Pro Wrestling Back To Tulsa
Seward Comeback Stuns Colby
Sublette Looks to Out-Fox Opponents in 2015  
Texhoma Looks to Continue Winning Ways
LPD Says, "You Drink, You Drive, You Lose
Hutch Women Regain Eligibility
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group