Another liberal federal judge has ruled that the law passed by Kansas that shields state residents from prosecution for violating federal gun regulations, is not sufficient to be effective. In other words, the federal government is allowed to dictate to states and that the 10th Amendment means nothing.
U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten ruled on Tuesday that Kansas’ Second Amendment Protection Act cannot shield Kansans from prosecutions over violations of gun regulations instituted at the federal level.
The ruling came in a case involving Shane Cox and Jeremy Kettler. Cox owns Tough Guys gun store in Chanute and faces “eight guilty verdicts… under the National Firearms Act for illegally making and marketing unregistered firearms, including a short-barreled rifle and gun silencers.” A jury found Kettler “guilty on one count of possession of an unregistered silencer.”
The Second Amendment Protection Act was passed in 2013 to counter a perceived gun control threat from the Obama administration. The Act says: “Any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States which violates the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is null, void, and unenforceable in the state of Kansas.” It was designed to restrict enforceable federal gun control laws to the laws that existed at the time that Kansas entered the Union: