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Kansas bill aimed at
blocking federal gun mandates

Capital-Journal [Topeka, KS], by Tim Carpenter

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/8/2013 10:59:31 AM

A House subcommittee endorsed further consideration of a potentially explosive bill Thursday declaring unenforceable in Kansas any federal law or regulation deemed in conflict with a citizen´s constitutional right to bear arms. Under the package examined by a five-member panel working to consolidate one-half dozen gun bills into two or three measures, the Legislature would block agents of the state from enforcing any U.S. government mandate on firearms, ammunition and accessories manufactured commercially or privately in Kansas and remaining in the state. If a federal agent moved

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In one of the "flyover" state legislatures, they are proclaiming to the 0bamaNation, "We are mad as Hell and not going to take it anymore."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/8/2013 12:11:31 PM     (No. 9165738)

Go Jayhawks!!


Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas, 2/8/2013 12:22:19 PM     (No. 9165768)

We really have to be careful about the use of language in this area.

RKBA is not a "Constitutional right." So classifying it implicitly declares it to be a grant by the Constitution, or within the reach of Constitutional authority, and therefore subject to alteration, limitation, etc. under the Constitution.

In point of fact, RKBA is a supra-Constitutional right. It is a short-hand descriptor of the innate, inalienable right to personal self-defense. And that right is recognized as existing before, above, and beyond reach of the Constitution ["inalienable"]. That does not mean that civil society has no recourse against criminal acts. Such acts carry in themselves forfeiture of those rights. Note -- forfeiture. It isn´t that civil society takes those rights. The difference is easily perceived with a little clear thinking, and is of great significance.

But -- good for Kansas.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rosewater, 2/8/2013 12:26:40 PM     (No. 9165779)

Yessiree, my state!

Go Wildcats!!


Reply 4 - Posted by: kanzan, 2/8/2013 1:27:57 PM     (No. 9165886)

Agreed!


Reply 5 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry, 2/8/2013 2:03:44 PM     (No. 9165958)

Well said, in post #2. Absolutely correct!

The Constitution does not grant rights. Its intent is to put restrictions on governments´ [sic] authority to abridge or infringe them. That is why busy-bodies and activists like the Kenyan squatter in our White House characterize it as a "negative document." When obeyed and applied, it negatively affects their ability to control our lives.



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