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1:34 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Anti-Gun Violence Group Files Suit Over KS Gun Law

A new Kansas gun law is being challenged in court. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which is based in Washington, D.C., has filed a lawsuit against Kansas because of a new state law that declares guns made and kept in Kansas are exempt from federal gun laws.

The new state law is called the “Second Amendment Protection Act.”

"The law should not be called the Second Amendment Protection Act," says The Brady Center's Jonathan Lowy. "It should be called the 'Gun Violence Preservation Act.' Because this law nullifies life saving gun laws, this law will place the lives Kansans at risk of death or injury." 

Lowy says the new Kansas law could prohibit background checks on gun buyers and allow people prohibited from owning firearms to have them.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court in Kansas City. It names Governor Sam Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt as defendants.

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