Government
2:15 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

New Bill Says Guns Made, Sold in Kansas Not Subject To Federal Rules

Gun rights advocates in Kansas want lawmakers to counter any moves by the federal government to restrict access to firearms.

Advocates traveled to Topeka Tuesday to hear the House and Federal State Affairs Committee consider a bill that aims to protect gun rights in Kansas.  

They packed the room to hear testimony in support of bill (HB2199) that declares the federal government has no power to regulate firearms, ammunition or gun accessories that are manufactured and sold only in Kansas.

The bill stipulates that the words "Made in Kansas" must be stamped on a central metallic part of these guns, such as the receiver or frame.

The same bill would make it a felony for an agent of the federal government to try to enforce a federal law, regulation or treaty restricting access to firearms, ammunition or accessories that are manufactured, sold, and kept within Kansas.