Posts Tagged ‘Kansas’

There are so many stories and scandals involving corruption, cover-ups, and espionage in the news that it is easy to get bogged down and become distracted. Barack Obama and Eric Holder are both under a lot of scrutiny right now. Couple that with the failure of their most recent gun control legislation and one may be lead to believe that their attack on our second amendment might be placed on the back burner for the time being, but not so fast.

While talking to NPR’s Carrie Johnson, the top dog in the Justice Department made it clear that the losing endeavor of expanded background checks won’t be the White House’s last attempt to infringe upon that which shall not be infringed upon.

Holder said that they will not only try again to push “gun control” through congress later this year, but they will also be using their “regulatory power to make smaller changes in the meantime.”

This confirms that the administration will not relent on this issue as long as they are still at the helm. He also claimed that the goal is “moving the needle in the way in which the American people want, which is to make guns less accessible to people that should not have them.”

That sounds like a goal that any American might support. The problem, however, is that vague part at the end about the people who shouldn’t have them. He says this is what the American people want, but it won’t be the people deciding who doesn’t deserve access to the second amendment – it will be the tyrants.

I have covered the fact that Tea Partiers and conservatives have been labeled terror threats, and we already know about the government showing special attention to conservative groups through the IRS. Based on what we already know about all of this, how far of a reach would it be to think they might label any opposition as the “people that should not have them?”

Just a few weeks ago Eric Holder made it clear that gun control is still a keystone, and that resistance from the states will not be tolerated by sending a letter, dated April 26, to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. The letter was in response to a bill signed into law by Gov. Brownback that declared:

It is 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 any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States regarding a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately and owned in the state of Kansas and that remains within the borders of Kansas. Violation of this section is a severity level 10 nonperson felony.

Attorney General Holder did not take kindly to this new law. He wrote Gov. Brownback saying:

In purporting to override federal law and to criminalize the official acts of federal officers, SB102 directly conflicts with federal law and is therefore unconstitutional.

Other than finding this whole thing to be just a tad bit ironic, I wonder if AG Holder would have made the same argument after the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act was disputed by several northern states who criminalized federal agents attempting to kidnap people in their state. I would love to see him dispute states rights in that case.

Though we do need to keep pressing on Benghazi, the IRS, and the AP scandals, this should serve as a reminder to not let these weasels slip around the back door with some gun control legislation or executive order. It also reminds us that the current administration will not stop their assault on our constitution until they are brought to justice for their crimes against the trust of the American people and removed from office.