During this brief lull in activity, the Tenth Amendment movement has a great opportunity to help keep this important bill in the forefront of the minds of Kansas leadership. To do that, we ask that you take a moment to contact them utilizing the below information in the “Take Action” section, and politely explain why you are serious about the protection of our Constitutional rights. Remember – If the Firearm Freedom Act should pass in Kansas, it will undoubtedly encourage other states in upholding the second amendment’s right to keep and bear arms.
As HB2421 reads, “The tenth amendment to the constitution of the United States guarantees to the states and their people all powers not granted to the federal government elsewhere in the constitution and reserves to the state and people of Kansas certain powers as they were understood at the time that Kansas was admitted to statehood in 1861. The guaranty of those powers is a matter of contract between the state and people of Kansas and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Kansas in 1859 and the United States in 1861.”
Additionally, HB2421 makes clear that the regulation of interstate commerce is vested under the United States Constitutional ninth and tenth amendments, and that the second amendment reserves to the people the right to keep and bear arms. But should HB2421 become law, Kansas Government will additionally protect the rights of her people through section 7 of the bill, which reads that it would be “unlawful for any official, agent or employee of the government of the United States, or employee of a corporation providing services to the government of the United States to enforce or attempt to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the government of the United States upon a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in the state of Kansas and that remains within the state of Kansas. Violation of this section is a severity level 10 nonperson felony.”
HOUSE BILL No. 2421 (sponsored by Representatives O’Brien and Goodman) was introduced on December 30, 2011, and subsequently referred to the House Standing Committee on Federal and State Affairs. For contact information, click HERE.
You can also contact the Chair, Vice Chair, and Ranking Minority Chair of the committee on Federal and State Affairs, and let them know why you believe HB2421 is important to the liberty of the people in Kansas, and to our United States as a whole.
Rep. Steve Brunk, District 85, House Chair
Rep. Joe Patton, District 54, House Vice Chair
Rep. Judith Loganbill, District 86, House Ranking Minority Chair
CLICK HERE – to track the status of Firearms Freedom Acts around the country
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