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Tue July 8, 2014
Federal Advocacy Group To Challenge Kansas Gun Law
A national gun-control group says it is planning to challenge a Kansas law declaring that the federal government has no authority to regulate guns that are manufactured, sold and kept only in the state.
The Washington-based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced Monday that it would file a federal lawsuit against the state law.
The Kansas law was enacted in 2013 and makes it a felony for any U.S. government employee to attempt to enforce a federal regulation or treaty when it comes to Kansas-only firearms, ammunition or accessories.
A similar law enacted in 2009 in Montana was struck down by the federal courts.
Gov. Sam Brownback promised a vigorous defense of the Kansas law.