Eric Holder says Feds Will Ignore State Laws and Enforce Gun Grab

By on May 3, 2013
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by Joe Wolverton

Attorney General Eric Holder has written to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (shown), informing him that the Obama administration considers state attempts to protect the Second Amendment “unconstitutional” and that federal agents will “continue to execute their duties,” regardless of state statutes to the contrary.

The letter, dated April 26, specifically references a Kansas statute recently signed into law by Brownback that criminalizes any attempt by federal officers or agents to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of citizens of the Sunflower State. Section 7 of the new law declares:

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.

The right of states to refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal acts is known as nullification.

Nullification is a concept of constitutional law recognizing the right of each state to nullify, or invalidate, any federal measure that exceeds the few and defined powers allowed the federal government as enumerated in the Constitution.

Nullification exists as a right of the states because the sovereign states formed the union, and as creators of the compact, they hold ultimate authority as to the limits of the power of the central government to enact laws that are applicable to the states and the citizens thereof.

As President Obama and the United Nations accelerate their plan to disarm Americans, the need for nullification is urgent, and liberty-minded citizens are encouraged at the sight of state legislators boldly asserting their right to restrain the federal government through application of that very powerful and very constitutional principle.

Both Attorney General Holder and President Obama are trained lawyers, so one would expect that they have read the Federalist Papers. In fairness, they probably have, but perhaps they overlooked Federalist, No. 33, where Alexander Hamilton explained the legal validity of federal acts that exceed the powers granted to it by the Constitution. Hamilton wrote:

If a number of political societies enter into a larger political society, the laws which the latter may enact, pursuant to the powers intrusted [sic] to it by its constitution, must necessarily be supreme over those societies and the individuals of whom they are composed…. But it will not follow from this doctrine that acts of the larger society which are not pursuant to its constitutional powers, but which are invasions of the residuary authorities of the smaller societies, will become the supreme law of the land. These will be merely acts of usurpation, and will deserve to be treated as such. [Emphasis in original.]

Holder denies that states have the right to withstand federal tyranny and argues that the Constitution declares federal acts to be the “supreme law of the land.”

His comments echo a common misreading and misunderstanding of Article VI of the Constitution, the so-called Supremacy Clause.

The Supremacy Clause (as some wrongly call it) of Article VI does not declare that federal laws are the supreme law of the land without qualification. What it says is that the Constitution “and laws of the United States made in pursuance thereof” are the supreme law of the land.

Read that clause again: “In pursuance thereof,” not in violation thereof. If an act of Congress is not permissible under any enumerated power given to it in the Constitution, it was not made in pursuance of the Constitution and therefore not only is not the supreme law of the land, it is not the law at all.

Constitutionally speaking, then, whenever the federal government passes any measure not provided for in the limited roster of its enumerated powers, those acts are not awarded any sort of supremacy. Instead, they are “merely acts of usurpations” and do not qualify as the supreme law of the land. In fact, acts of Congress are the supreme law of the land only if they are made in pursuance of its constitutional powers, not in defiance thereof.

Alexander Hamilton put an even finer point on the issue when he wrote in Federalist, No. 78, “There is no position which depends on clearer principles, than that every act of a delegated authority contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the constitution, can be valid.”

Once more legislators, governors, citizens, and law professors realize this fact, they will more readily and fearlessly accept that the states are uniquely situated to perform the function described by Madison above and reiterated in a speech to Congress delivered by him in 1789. “The state legislatures will jealously and closely watch the operation of this government, and be able to resist with more effect every assumption of power than any other power on earth can do; and the greatest opponents to a federal government admit the state legislatures to be sure guardians of the people’s liberty,” Madison declared.

State lawmakers in Kansas and several other states are catching on, and nullification bills stopping federal overstepping of constitutional boundaries are being considered. These measures nullify not only the impending federal gun grab, but the mandates of ObamaCare and the indefinite detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), as well.

In light of Holder’s letter, it appears that we have arrived at a time in the history of our Republic when the author of the Declaration of Independence (Thomas Jefferson) and the “Father of the Constitution” (James Madison) are considered enemies of liberty.

In the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, Jefferson and Madison declared their allegiance to the union, but insisted that states have the right — the duty — to interpose themselves between citizens and federal despotism.

What Holder fails to appreciate is that the consent of the states created the Constitution and thus created the federal government. This act of collective consenting is called a compact. In this compact (or contract), the states selected delegates who met in Philadelphia in 1787 and conferred some of the powers of the states to a federal government. These powers were enumerated in the Constitution drafted at that convention and the Constitution became the written record of the compact.

This element of the creation of the union is precisely where the states derive their power to nullify acts of the federal government that exceed its constitutional authority. It is a trait woven inextricably within every strand of sovereignty, and it was the sovereign states that ceded the territory of authority that the federal government occupies.

In his letter to Governor Brownback, Attorney General Holder demonstrates that he is as ignorant as his boss as to the proper, constitutional relationship between state governments and the federal government. Accordingly, when Holder threatens to use “all appropriate action” to “prevent the State of Kansas from interfering with the activities of federal officials enforcing federal law,” what he is saying is that he will use any means necessary to prevent the sovereign state of Kansas (and any other state brave enough to take a stand against the federal government) from exercising its right to protect its citizens from federal disarmament.

And, more importantly, by disregarding a legally enacted Kansas statute preserving the right of its citizens to keep and bear arms, the Obama administration is not only ignoring the Second Amendment, but it is also ignoring the 10th Amendment and its restrictions on federal power.

 

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  1. Chris

    May 3, 2013 at 2:25 am

    I certainly believe that they each have read the text referenced and very clearly understand the constitutional from the unconstitutional. I think we are simply beginning to see a President, despite his eloquent, albeit fact-less and senseless speeches that rested largely on the strategy of relentlessly exploiting the death of children, not getting his way. I am glad to see Americans as well as elected officials at the state levels taking such steps as to pass bills to more clearly safeguard these rights. Obama is beginning to come across as a pompous prick, who puts his own agendas and beliefs before that of the principles upon which this nation was founded and the American People. If he believe he will be successfully in enacting any acts that are in direct conflict with multiple constitutional amendments, I think he will be surprised at America’s reaction. In additional, it will be a gross abuse of power and in my opinion, I am not well-versed on this area, should proceed with impeachment proceedings – as I would view this as disrupting the nation unnecessarily and in some senses, declaring a potential for conflict amongst the federal government and the many states that have passed similar legislation.

    I also thought that Obama at some point in his law career was a Constitutional Attorney, thus should be very familiar with the items you mentioned as well as the interpretations of such, including the Constitution itself. I’ll have to check on this again.

    Great, well-written article. Thanks for posting it.

    • Alan

      May 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm

      @Chris – It is beyond Impeachment proceedings. Everyone in the current administration needs to be tried for TREASON.

      • A REAL veteran

        May 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

        Where were you for Bush??? If Obama has commited treason, Bush’s administration should be on trial for international war crimes. Also, 2nd ammendment junkies…. Where were you for the patriot act??? I am not a lefty… I am a patriot… and it stands clear to me and the AR-15 I own and cherrish, to follow the laws that govern us. Nobody is going to take my gun because: I follow all applicable laws regarding the use, storage and transport of my firearm. I have magazines that cannot be used in my current state, so I keep them unloaded and tucked away for the upcomming war with the crazy right-wing gun nuts who don’t understand why gun control is necessary. Carry-on protests, the NRA gun manufacturer’s ‘fear-generating’ agenda (which you all have litterally “bought” into) and internet-based hate and fear rumor mongoring is making your case look bad. The majority has spoken, via the election process, as well as our state representation. We (THE MAJORITY) want gun control. Suck it up. Try saying this: The second ammendment was created to ensure the VOTING public (citizens) have the necessary means to dispose of enemies foriegn and domestic, even our government if it has turned tyrannical. But, it hasn’t. If you thought your rights are in jeopardy, you at this point, are a completely ignorant bafoon. Your rights were sold away under Bush (patriot act which, duh, was continued under Obama). You just don’t want to see the truth. Keep buying your guns… mine is waiting.

        • Can'tstandidiots

          May 6, 2013 at 7:42 pm

          You are a complete moron!

        • brian

          May 6, 2013 at 8:23 pm

          Dude, you think you’re unique in this crowd because you where against the patriot act? A lot of people where up in arms about that, all of it, from warrentless wire taps,to “data mining” to indefinite detention. And if you don’t think these same people would love nothing more than to take that cute little black rifle away from you, well sir you are a fucking moron. But keep telling people you where against tyranny before it was cool, maybe we can all talk about it when we’re sitting in gitmo.

          • FAith

            May 11, 2013 at 6:43 am

            Did someone say we were going to prison??? Where is all this fear coming from??? Hook, line and sinker. Everyone here is a fool. BTW, good post real vet…. these people don’t understand that like the old gun control bills, they lighten up over time as Americans kill each other less. But, they can’t stop now… they all bought so much stuff to get ready for Ted Nugent and that Alaskan slut puppy to give them marching orders. DELUSIONAL FOOLS.

        • jazzdrum

          May 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm

          @Real Veteran…Thank you for your intelligent, informed opinion.

        • You don't understand

          May 6, 2013 at 8:45 pm

          You are truly a dumbass

        • John Q. Public

          May 6, 2013 at 8:52 pm

          Are you serious? Yes Bush should be tried for war crimes, so should Obama, Clinton and Bush Senior and Reagan and Nixon and Carter and Ford and LBJ and Kennedy and on and on. Our government is wholly corrupt and tyrannical and nothing they do now should be considered valid. I will continue to live as if the constitution is still the law of the land even though it isn’t treated that way by our government. You call it “fear generating” but what you are oblivious to is the fact that the Federal Government has usurped practically every Constitutionally protected right in the bill of rights. From holding people without trial to shooting missiles at foreigners with out our Congress declaring war. NO RESPONSIBLE AMERICAN SHOULD LISTEN TO ANYTHING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS TO SAY PERIOD. The federal government is NO LONGER VALID>

          • michelle grant

            May 11, 2013 at 11:26 pm

            AMEN

        • Demetrius

          May 6, 2013 at 9:12 pm

          You seem about as ignorant as all liberals. #1. You say majority has spoken and votes for Obama…you forget that Obama did not get majority vote. The people voted against Obama for a second term. #2. It does not matter if majority of Americans want gun control or not although that is arguable. Seems that most polls show that most Americans are against gun control…but none the less…the constitution is written to protect the right…not need…to bear arms. But if you are right that most Americans want gun control…it does not matter because the constitution is written to protect the minority as well as the majority. Wake up

        • John Law

          May 6, 2013 at 9:20 pm

          You sir are a big old basket of contradictions aren’t you ?
          You say to follow the laws and then state that you have illegal magazines stashed……etc .
          I think good sir that you are a

          SHILL
          So please take your meaningless lies and pander elsewhere.

        • Darrell Adams

          May 6, 2013 at 9:30 pm

          Wow….talk about an idiot trying to brandish his/her version of Koolaid-drunk reality…..to use a term in the above article….
          NULLIFIED…..!
          And for your information….Bush was the worst President….BEFORE this TREASONOUS BASTARD stole office by the likes of you!

        • Chris

          May 6, 2013 at 11:21 pm

          So let me get this straight. You say we need gun control and laws that need to be followed and then claim that you are illegally holding onto high capacity magazines in your possession to use against crazy right wingers that believe in more freedom and less government interference in our lives.

          Hmmm, hypocritical much?

        • ted

          May 7, 2013 at 12:14 am

          Really? Listen ya ass….your gun is not safe and your tucked away magazine could get you shot in the very near future…and you want to spout off about Bush? its whats here and now and what are you going to do about it? they are taking guns left and right…might as well take your cherished AR and throw it in the lake…r get off your dumb ass and dont stand for the right…or the left..but for your country!

        • Todd Grosser

          May 7, 2013 at 12:16 am

          As a fellow veteran I just wanted to point out that you may be forced to surrender that AR-15 then what? I don’t support any side in this and I own no guns but I thought it would be painfully obvious to any gun owner and especially after your remark about following the laws that the law may require you surrendering your weapon patriotic, loyal vet, or no.

        • Tench Coxe

          May 7, 2013 at 12:51 am

          You claim to be a “patriot,” but you then go on to act as though you are ready to defend mob rule rather than the Constitution. This is a constitutional republic, not a democracy. The Second Amendment was not about protecting the right of the mob to vote to violate the rights of others, and unconstitutional laws cannot be the law of the land regardless of how much you may like them. You cannot simply declare that the government is not tyrannical because you apparently agree with what is being done. A lot of colonists also did not have a problem with King George, but so what? A lot of Germans also liked Hitler, but does that mean he wasn’t a tyrant?

          Also, CBS News had a poll in March that showed a MAJORITY overall with majorities in the South, Midwest, and West wanting the laws to stay the same or become less strict. Only the Northeast had a majority that wanted the laws to become stricter. Gallup found that only 4% of Americans think gun control is an important issue right now. PoliceOne found that overwhelming majorities of law enforcement officers do not actually support the proposed measures. A majority of Americans want generic platitudes, which is what the anti-gun polling organizations ask about. That does not mean they support specific policy proposals, and that also does not mean that they are actually focused on the issue at all.

          I also find it odd that you speak about your AR-15, which the anti-gun crowd would see banned, and that you are waiting for those that do not agree with you. What exactly is your plan then in your hypothetical civil war? Will you stand with the hipsters and aging hippies with their lattes? Good luck with that.

        • James Alaln

          May 7, 2013 at 7:48 am

          You are pretty clueless. Bush was backed by Congressional vote to go to war. Period. Obama never has. Also, WE the majority…not YOU the Progressive..do NOT want this kind of Government Gun Control…WE the People want the Constitution upheld! Your Messiah, Kommrad ObaMao and His lacky Holder is shitting on it every day! WE the People want the Laws We have enforced! WE already have background check Laws.
          YOU Sir are an MSNBC Lemming.

        • A REAL Patriot

          May 7, 2013 at 8:38 am

          you’re a dumbass. keep drinking that kool aid, dumb motherfucker.

        • M

          May 7, 2013 at 9:04 am

          Many people are under the false impression our form of government is a democracy, or representative democracy rule by majority. This is of course completely untrue. The Founders were extremely knowledgeable about the issue of democracy and feared a democracy as much as a monarchy. They understood that the only entity that can take away the people’s freedom is their own government, either by being too weak to protect them from external threats or by becoming too powerful and taking over every aspect of life.

          The truth is that the United States of America is a constitutional republic, NOT a Democracy, our nation is NOT a rule by majority nation.

          A constitutional republic protects the rights of the individual even when their ideas are very much in the minority. If I were the only person in America who believed in the 2nd amendment, I would still be within my rights to call upon it.

          It does not matter what the majority supports because America is not a democracy. A constitutional republic protects the rights of every single citizen, no matter what their “elected servants” say. A majority in America only matters when the constitution is not in play.

          They knew very well the meaning of the word “democracy”, and the history of democracies; and they were deliberately doing everything in their power to prevent having a democracy.

          In a Republic, the sovereignty resides with the people themselves. In a Republic, one may act on his own or through his representatives when he chooses to solve a problem. The people have no obligation to the government; instead, the government is a servant of the people, and obliged to its owner, We the People. Many politicians have lost sight of that fact.

          A Constitutional Republic has some similarities to democracy in that it uses democratic processes to elect representatives and pass new laws, etc. The critical difference lies in the fact that a Constitutional Republic has a Constitution that limits the powers of the government. It also spells out how the government is structured, creating checks on its power and balancing power between the different branches.

          The goal of a Constitutional Republic was to avoid the dangerous extreme of either tyranny or mobocracy but what exists in America today is a far cry from the Constitutional Republic our forefathers brought forth.

          A constitutional republic is a state where the head of state and other officials are elected as representatives of the people and must govern according to existing constitutional law that limits the government’s power over citizens. In a constitutional republic, executive, legislative, and judicial powers are separated into distinct branches and the will of the majority of the population is checked by protections for individual rights so that no individual or group has absolute power. The fact that a constitution exists that limits the government’s power, makes the state constitutional. That the head(s) of state and other officials are chosen by election, rather than inheriting their positions, and that their decisions are subject to judicial review makes a state republican.

          Unlike a pure democracy, in a constitutional republic, citizens are not governed by the majority of the people but by the rule of law.Constitutional Republics are a deliberate attempt to hold in check the threat of mobocracy thereby protecting dissenting individuals from the tyranny of the majority by placing checks on the power of the majority of the population. The power of the majority of the people is checked by limiting that power to electing representatives who govern within limits of overarching constitutional law rather than the popular vote having legislative power itself. John Adams defined a constitutional republic as “a government of laws, and not of men.”Also, the power of government officials is checked by allowing no single individual to hold executive, legislative and judicial powers. Instead these powers are separated into distinct branches that serve as a check and balance on each other. A constitutional republic is designed so that “no person or group [can] rise to absolute power.”

          • Wedge

            May 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm

            Well said… VERY well said, and the truth.. thank you for the insight into what most do not know or understand

        • Bob

          May 7, 2013 at 9:28 am

          How can you say you want gun control and are willing to give up yours, but then say “mine is waiting”? You sir are an idiot.

        • Cheryl Reichhart

          May 7, 2013 at 10:10 am

          You call yourself a REAL veteran…you are a total moron and a disgrace to our great nation!!! You think it’s okay for Odumbass and his minions to disarm the American people? Did you sleep through History class? Evidently so…look at what Hitler did…Odumbass is following him to the max…Why don’t you and your AR-15 go live in Afghanistan? It’s a place you are much more suited to! Leave the US to those of us that love our country, our freedoms and God!

          • Mel

            June 15, 2013 at 8:47 am

            I agree with you totally but Hitler isn’t a good example. Hitler didn’t disarm the good Germans unlike Obama trying to disarm the good Americans. Compared to Obama on the issue of gun control Hitler was a choir boy.

        • Patriot

          May 7, 2013 at 11:04 am

          You sound muslim or islamic terrorism sympathizer. They use the words like this? they refer ww1,ww2 same way u refer Bush etc.. Bush is not a traitor vs a traitor is not comparison at all.

        • Joe Horenkamp

          May 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm

          “I am not a lefty… I am a patriot…”

          Patriot my ass. You’re an Obama butt sucker liberal progressive a-hole. Take your anti-gun crap somewhere else. What? You think the real patriots posting here can’t see through your bullshit?

          “I have magazines that cannot be used in my current state, so I keep them unloaded and tucked away for the upcomming war with the crazy right-wing gun nuts who don’t understand why gun control is necessary.”

          You don’t know one end of gun from another. And you don’t have a clue about why the Founders placed the 2nd Amendment in the Constitution as the 2nd Amendment and not the 3rd, 7th, 10th or other.

          Now hit the road you lying POS…

          Hit the road

          • michelle grant

            May 11, 2013 at 11:30 pm

            LMAO…..I think Im in love…that was funny “Patriot my ass. You’re an Obama butt sucker liberal progressive a-hole.” EPIC…

        • A Real "REAL" Veteran

          May 8, 2013 at 1:54 am

          You swore an oath ‘veteran’ to protect the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic… So, based upon your statement, why should you not be tried for treason for betraying that oath and supporting the eradication of states rights and the innate, constitutional, and inalienable rights that We the People have fought and died for in the past against tyranny. You are on a list for some of the things you said, I can almost guarantee you that… So at least now they know that you support their reign of Socialism and they will come disarm you first since they know you won’t resist.

          • scott

            May 12, 2013 at 1:46 pm

            I don’t give a shit what list I’m on. Fuck you “real” veteran. And just so you know……my gun is ready for the likes of you!

        • Saarebas

          May 8, 2013 at 4:17 am

          Quite a few of us spoke out against Bush, we were just sidelined by the rest of the nation as “closet Democrats”. The Patriot Act and the NDAA are gross abuses of power, and portions of them are in CLEAR violation of the 4th and 6th Amendments. Also, nice to see how you point out that you “follow all applicable laws” except for the ones that DON’T allow you to own portions of your firearm in your state. The hilarity that you justify the contradictions of these two statements by claiming a future war with the “right-wing gun nuts who don’t understand why gun control is necessary” points out how hypocritical your argument is. Furthermore, constitutional rights are only subject to majority opinion when the majority passes an amendment to nullify them. So many of you fail to understand that, and hide behind the idea of “compromise” which includes nothing more than being selective about what rights you wish to take away until your next push for “compromise”.

        • johnar

          May 8, 2013 at 8:49 am

          Liberal troll.

        • Ken

          May 9, 2013 at 12:11 pm

          You need to understand what is going on but I fear as many Americans you put all blame on the “other” party. This nation should come together but in a time made much worse by Captain Pinochio, I fear many will remain ignorant of the President’s agenda. Do you even know why the 2nd amendment was put in place? I think not. You and other liberals will remain ready to put blame on anything but the real problem. If you are hiding behind a “patriot” name why do you reject the reasons for being one in the first place. I fear you are of the hateful religion – Islam with an agenda all your own.

        • Larry

          May 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm

          You are not a real Veteran. Actually you seem very unstable.

        • Blake

          May 11, 2013 at 8:12 am

          “We the majority have spoken”? Yes we have, we shot down gun control and you can go sit on a dick in Juarez, guns are outlawed there ;-b

        • LDW

          May 11, 2013 at 7:25 pm

          A real veteran huh? Where have you been for the past two years? If you really are a veteran just what did you swear your oath to? The president? Congress? The government? I swore mine to the Constitution. I swore to protect and defend the Constitution, not the president, congress, government, Department of Homeland Security, the law, the Attorney General. If there is a ignorant buffoon here it is you. By the way you need to learn how to spell.

        • Bek

          May 11, 2013 at 11:03 pm

          You may say your not a liberal but what you say here clearly shows you are.I agree with you on a couple of points though. Bush put in the patriot act and that also is an act of treason against the American people. This whole debate against the right and left is useless and the parties should be abolished. Nothing gets done and it is just a big game of chess of power between the two parties with no regard to who gets hurt in between.

        • AD

          May 11, 2013 at 11:08 pm

          Funny thing about our nation, this Constitutional Republic in which we live, is that majority vote doesn’t matter when it comes to the few things enumerated and spelled out in clear terms. The right to free speech, the right to KEEP (oh, and also to BEAR) firearms, all that good stuff. It doesn’t make a difference if 99.997% of all in the USA are screaming and demanding for gun confiscation. SHALL NOT BE MOTHERFUCKING INFRINGED.

          Mister “REAL” veteran, listen to this veteran and go read up on Constitutional law. While you’re at it, get some real figures because “the majority” does not want gun control. Don’t believe everything your favorite president ever tells you. He likes to lie, in case you didn’t notice. He likes to lie a LOT, and is very good at twisting facts and figures to suit his whims.

          Oh and while we’re at it, MOLON LABE.

        • rick

          May 11, 2013 at 11:13 pm

          Yup. Obama, has done some upsetting things, but just about as much as any other president has. Some of them actually care, the other mistake racism for patriotism.

        • michelle grant

          May 11, 2013 at 11:21 pm

          if obama committed treason….red flag….liberal bullshit. stfu…gun control…we have plenty of control…and way to many criminals get guns illegally …..you are a liberal so sell that shit elsewhere liberal.

        • another real vet.

          May 11, 2013 at 11:36 pm

          I call you AR15 and raise you my A10 blackout!When did the public vote on any thing about gun control?? 101 st.2nd of the 31st.mine is waiting.FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU!!!

        • another vet.

          May 11, 2013 at 11:39 pm

          I call you AR15 and raise you my A10 blackout!When did the public vote on any thing about gun control?? 101 st.2nd of the 31st.mine is waiting.FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU!!!

        • Pvt.Joker

          May 11, 2013 at 11:40 pm

          “Real veteran”, eh? Of WHICH army? When you swore your oath, did it include the words “Seig Heil!”, by chance? Because that’s what you sure sound like in your post, anyway.

        • William S. Kelly

          May 11, 2013 at 11:52 pm

          @real veteran, if you really were a veteran than you would have fought for the constitution that you are so willing to throw away with the rest of your ostrich people, go back & stick you head in the sand. The majority did speak when the last set of gun control laws were shot down. I don’t have to buy anymore, mine are waiting for idiots such as yourself, come on down to PA anytime & we’ll talk about it. Always a “leftie” to call people names in writing. I would be willing to bet that you wouldn’t call me an ignorant baboon to my face.

        • ugh

          May 11, 2013 at 11:54 pm

          REAL wrote “The majority has spoken, via the election process, as well as our state representation. We (THE MAJORITY) want gun control. Suck it up.”

          Real…this is a republic, not a democracy. In a republic, the RIGHTS of the individual are protected AGAINST the WILL OF THE MAJORITY.

          Learn a bit would ya?

        • troy hand

          May 12, 2013 at 12:16 am

          BULLSHIT!!!

        • yzwisey

          May 12, 2013 at 12:28 am

          You are the exact reason that I have a gun. You fail to recognize that the majority did not vote this usurper in. You obviously have a conflict of interest within yourself. “There is no left or right- There is only freedom and tyranny, Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you.” -Philip Brennan Here is something that you should think about also. “When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from those that produce nothing- When you see that money is flowing to those that deal, not in goods, but in favors- When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but rather protect them against you- When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice- You may know that your society is doomed.” -Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged” 1957

        • PitBoss711

          May 12, 2013 at 12:59 am

          No one is saying Bush was perfect, but Bush looked like a choir boy compared to Obozo. Maybe if you pulled your head out of your ass and look around, you could see it. And, yes…the government has indeed turned tyrannical, you senile idiot.

        • Patrick Tack

          May 12, 2013 at 10:58 am

          you sir are a wacked out IDIOT, first you call others with guns and gun lobbiest crazies while you brag about owning a AR-15. (Hypocrit) Then like a MORON you brag that you live in a state that has banned high cap mags, but you are BREAKING THE LAW by not turning them in so you can have them for the up comming shoothing war with the CRAZY GUN OWNING RIGHT WING NUT JOBS. (Hypocrit)You claim to be a patriot yet in the same breath say we should follow the laws that govern us, but the laws that the government is trying to push through are in direct violation of the constitution. (Hypocrit) you claim that YOU and others LIKE YOU (the majority) want gun control, but have you personally talked to the other 300,000,000 people that make up the citizens of america? or are you just going by what the government controled MEDIA tells you? Well I find it funny that as you say the MAJORITY wants gun control but it didnt pass, SO SUCK IT UP NUTJOB. and the 2nd Amendment does not state anywhere that it is for the voting citizens only. So in short to sit there and claim to be a patriot and talk the talk of a patriot, but the talk of your actions shows you are a SHEEP that would most likely be a benedict arnold in the case of a real conflict. so to you sir I say self abort you life and do the rest of the world a favor. and please change your name from A REAL veteran to BENEDICT ARNOLD it would be more fitting someone like you.

        • Charlie

          May 12, 2013 at 12:45 pm

          Sounds like you are drinking the liberal kool aid.OK by you that states think they have the right to keep magazines to a certain number of rounds? 8? 2? What is the magic number?

        • scott

          May 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm

          And mine is waiting for you.

        • Christian

          May 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm

          Typical Liberal Response: “WHERE WERE YOU FOR BUSH?”

          Listen, we all know bush did some shady shit.. BUT WE CANNOT TURN BACK THE CLOCK NOW CAN WE? I am a proud Conservative, and i was one of the people demanding more public outcry about the PATRIOT ACT..Did you know Bush at least put a sunset clause of 10 years in the Patriot Act? Guess who Removed it? Obama… But please, lets stop playing the blame game here… WE have to deal with the CURRENT ADMINISTRATION… WE CANNOT GO BACK IN TIME… If everytime Obama oversteps his boundaries we simply say “Well Bush this, and bush that” WE ARE NEVER GOING TO GET ANYWHERE! Goddamn, this administration has divided this nation more than ever before.. and i BLAME THE MEDIA… They want us divided and fighting over petty crap like guns, and gays… Instead of STANDING TOGETHER, BLACKS AND WHITES, LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES, and STANDING UP FOR OUR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS!!!!

          WAKE UP!

        • real american

          May 12, 2013 at 4:15 pm

          where were you then is not the question you were not there either. ok accusations are bullshit There will be a day of accounting. The question is where will YOU BE? You said You and your AR-15 will be waiting. Are you prepared to fire on your brothers-in-arms who are there to uphold theirs oaths of service which do not include a tyrant who is destroying the country they swore service to. Where will u be?

        • idiot

          May 19, 2013 at 9:31 pm

          I’ll second that, complete moron troll.

      • realamerican

        May 7, 2013 at 7:50 am

        Amen. this is outright insurrection against the people and the constitution

      • Joe Serrano

        May 12, 2013 at 9:40 am

        It has always been my understanding that the federal government takes its orders from the People of the United States, Not the other way around. What Obama is doing, through Eric Holder and the rest of his hand picked cabinet, is tyranical, and the actions of a dictator. Isn’t it clear yet? Do you people want more?

      • Paul Wolf

        June 27, 2013 at 3:17 am

        You have no idea how correct you are about this statements. 99.9% of democrats and about 75% of so called “republicans”.

    • Dave B

      May 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      “Obama is beginning to come across as a pompous prick, who puts his own agendas and beliefs before that of the principles upon which this nation was founded and the American People.”

      Really? You think that he’s just beginning? You haven’t noticed that until now? Almost 4 1/2 years of his hatred for America and our freedoms and you are JUST starting to see it. Well at least you’re waking up, although it may be too late for anything short of a civil war to fix it.

      • Karen Lovejoy

        May 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm

        I don’t believe Chris is the one who is beginning to wake up and I don’t think he was saying that of himself, but of our nation. Many are waking up to the reality of this president. I never voted for him, but know many who did and ALL that I know, are waking up. It’s unfortunate, but better late than never. We also need to stop waging war on each other, not that your comment was waging war towards Chris. But you see it every day in the news. This country is so devided, and that’s what this president and his office wanted. Devide….then conquer!!! Those who do not see this, will regret it, very sad my fellow Americans…very sad indeed!!

        • Karen Lovejoy

          May 6, 2013 at 2:52 pm

          Oh, and they are so using the ignorant, unschooled, those with out common sense, mental disorders etc, for their purposes. I feel sad for those people, they have no idea how they are laughed at, I am sure, by this president and his office. They have become puppets to do this administrations bidding. They are sheep being led to the slaughter. They are our fellow Americans, they need our kindness and a gentle hand in helping them to see the truth. Not our ridicule. But for the grace of God go we. We see the truth,we are merely fortunate, but sadly many don’t. They are at a huge disadvantage.

    • morris adams

      May 5, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      other than a grossly disrespectful insult TO ”pompous pricks”, this was an awsum comment! i hope chris ain’t yo real name, you can probably hear the whirring sound of drones over your house right now!

    • Art Vandelay

      May 5, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      You think Obama is just now BEGINNING to resemble a pompus prick? That’s the least of his problems. He hates this country, hates most people in it, and is determined to tear it apart. When you consider this, it’s rather amazing considering this country and its citizenry have given him everything he has on a silver platter.

    • William Hopkins

      May 6, 2013 at 6:51 am

      Obama or Holder don’t have the intelligence or power to decide what is constitutional reason they are so ineffective at the job they are suppose to be doing.

    • Jack

      May 6, 2013 at 9:52 am

      It looks like we might be getting a revolution. The State,vs Federal Government.

    • glenda

      May 10, 2013 at 5:35 am

      He never went to Harvard and didn’t graduate or have a degree……..we have never seen proof of anything and even the students there at that time do not know him, have ever seen him or nothing…….so, he is as dumb as a snail……as well, as these are all things that for some reason…..they keep thinking they are going to get away with……his days are numbered….

    • Grave

      May 19, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      Interesting comments and all but still have to wonder about a rumor… Apparently, obamas admin has hired ordinary people to just troll around and cause mayhem by spreading false or blown out of proportion info. Although there’s idiots doing that just fine and either willingly or unbeknownst to them helping the idiot… I’ll wait in the shadow and when they come, eh, I don’t think they’ll know what hit em.

      The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson.
      Bout time to test the quote out?

      Believe someone else said shill? For those that don’t know, that’s what the hired pricks are called.

  2. bryon

    May 3, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    He considers it Unconstitutional?? Does he not think what they are doing Unconstitutional?? MOLON LABE ERIC HOLDER COME GET THEM YOU FILTHY ROTTEN PIECE OF SHIT… SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU

    • Thorin

      May 4, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      Amen brother! When it gets to the point of them actually going through citties, door to door, taking the rights and freedoms from lawful American citizens then the shit will REALLY hit the fan! A revolution will break out. Weathers or not TPTB want it, it will happen if this douche bag, child killer continues on this course of action.

      • real american

        May 13, 2013 at 9:08 am

        and what do you think they did in Boston What happened we lost the 10th amendment NOONE WILL CALL HIM OUTAND EXPOSE HIM PUBLICALLY. WE keep saying the same thing but we are not telling the SHEEPLE. Some of these comments should have been published but they are just going to die here and ECHO IN THE SOUNDS SILENCE..

    • real american

      May 12, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      YES I AM AN AMERICAN I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK!! I want my country back and I don’t want you bastards in it. I really have a good offer for Obama Bin Laden His whole illegal administration all libturds in government ABSOLUTELY FREE SKYDIVING LESSONS NO STRINGS AIIACHED no chutes either. you don’t make good government maybe you’ll make good fertilizer

  3. Teddy

    May 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I would ignore EWric Holder and do what Kansas has to. I’ll stand with you anyday.

  4. R.Young

    May 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    All Loyals Subjects of the Great Black Father and the Current Regime in Washington know that all in the Regime are above the Law and the Constitution does not apply to them. The Law is only for it’s SUBJECTS to obey and the Constitution is the List of Rights IT’S subjects GIVES TO THE gOVERNMENT!

    • Dragon

      May 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Time to bear arms and fight off this tyrantic goverment. The police, FBI and HMS, Fema. There all into obamas sceam to turn our counry into a communist Muslim run country.

  5. Mark

    May 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Meanwhile Bozobama is in Mexico blaming their violence on guns from America. Which means he is taking responsibility for fast and furious gun running program.

    • Terry Hoffman

      May 5, 2013 at 12:46 am

      Is that not the truth! Does he not realize that they know he is behind all this crap?

    • morris adams

      May 5, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      can you believe that?? bill clinton woulda NEVER done that! what a pieca trash! those words actually came out of his mouth, are mexicans as dumb as we are to buy his crap?! this is beyond amazing. i’m a lossferwords.

  6. Richard

    May 3, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I am sick that this nation seems to be steaming toward another civil war. I know those who want to protect the constitutional rights of the people are NOT spoiling for a fight. Those who want to see the constitution as a changing document are hoping for a fight. Ironic as it might be only the side who does not want a fight is capable of a fight and the side that wants one does not even know what the fight they want would look like. I assume that is because the left has never taken personal responsibility for the defense of this country. Only those who defend the second amendment as a general rule participate with their blood sweat and tears in the defense of this country.

    • Sue

      May 5, 2013 at 10:05 am

      I agree 100% Here in Texas we will fight to the bitter end. If civil war is what it takes to insure our constitutional rights I’m in.

    • William

      May 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Well said and spot on

  7. Clarke

    May 3, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    it’s the United STATES! NOT the united federal group of illegal power grabbers! F holder!

  8. Dustin

    May 3, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    MOLON LABE

  9. James Bowes

    May 3, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Nice work Shannon!

  10. Vincent

    May 3, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    “the State Legislatures will jealously and closely watch the operations of this Government, and be able to resist with more effect every assumption of power, than any other power on earth can do; and the greatest opponents to a Federal Government admit the State Legislatures to be sure guardians of the people’s liberty.” James Madison

  11. Vincent

    May 3, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    “In the typical case we look to the States to defend their prerogatives by adopting “the simple expedient of not yielding” to federal blandishments when they do not want to embrace the federal policies as their own. Massachusetts v. Mellon, 262 U. S. 447, 482 (1923). The States are separate and independent sovereigns. Sometimes they have to act like it.” -Justice Roberts.

    • Dragon

      May 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      Jerry Brown last weeek signed a new gun ban. He is going to confiscate all semiauto Rifles from the people in california. That there is an infringment of the 2nd amendment and against the Constituion. The people should be able to have a vote on what laws should be passsed when it comes to the infringment of the Constituion.

      • Mike

        May 6, 2013 at 7:55 am

        Dragon- I don’tknow where you’re reading but Jerry Brown is not and cannot confiscate semiautos. I have a California Pre-ban CAR -15. Converted to military M-4, and he can’t take shit

      • roy

        May 6, 2013 at 8:54 am

        As much as I dislike Brown(gov,Ca) his comment was to take weapons from those who have them in violation of the state/federal laws. ie felons, domestic violence etc. this is actually supporting legal laws.

        • roy

          May 6, 2013 at 9:01 am

          Also, it would do well to look at the Ca supreme case S142496, where a case related to right of privacy was completed in 2007(or 08) where in the judge writing the opinion stated “when a law or policy conflicts with the constitution, it is void(not verbatim)toward the bottom of the article. Basically states a temporary restraining order is illegal, as you are not given due process

      • Grandma

        May 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm

        I contacted some family members that live in California they weren’t aware that a gun control law had been passed nor that Gov Brown had “found” $24 million to do the confiscation. They were very angry that the vote was done without anything being on the news that they saw. Some said that the vote had taken place after most people had gone to bed. Sounds has if we need a 24 hour guard on these “creeps” or we will not keep any of our rights.

  12. Earl

    May 3, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    LET THERE BE WAR!!!

    • Austin

      May 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      Your post just made my day.

  13. Pomderosa

    May 4, 2013 at 1:35 am

    A word for this situation per Dictionary.Com

    ol·i·gar·chy
    [ol-i-gahr-kee] Show IPA
    noun, plural ol·i·gar·chies.
    1. a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few

    By ignoring The US Constitution and oppressing States’ rights, further not accepting the fact that Congress is at odds with the Executive,The Executive is taking over functions of The Legislative, and shows contempt for The SCOTUS whenever it does not rule the way the admin wants. Note The Executive ignores/does not enforce the laws it does not agree with. Contempt for The US Constitution is also evident in that they do not attempt to amend The Constitution as provided therein. It is not easy to change The Constitution for good reason.

  14. Shutter

    May 4, 2013 at 1:55 am

    I only wish more and more states would follow Kansas’ lead and tell the Liar in Chief and his crooked DOJ that the States aren’t going to put up with any more of their BS.

  15. American Stray

    May 4, 2013 at 8:25 am

    It is up to the people to stand with their rights in the streets .Defend thes small amounts of honest politicians that are standing for the people or . Lose their rights to some socialist , Anti American regime that is dictating tyranny .

  16. larry

    May 4, 2013 at 8:54 am

    we need to get texas to support kansas if not already

    • Jimbo

      May 4, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      I wish Georgia would make a law like Kansas did,but we won’t because our governer is a obamabot also an a freakin liberal jackass.

      • real american

        May 12, 2013 at 4:55 pm

        CHIKEN LT

    • nealski77

      May 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      Texan here,

      You have our support.

  17. Scott Hedrick

    May 4, 2013 at 9:58 am

    “The state legislatures will jealously and closely watch the operation of this government” No, they won’t. The states hike their dresses, drop to the floor, spread their legs and say “I’ll do whatever you want as long as you keep the money flowing.” The states have become whores for the Feds. This sounds good on the part of Kansas, until the Feds shut the money off. Then there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. “What about the children?” will be the cry as school money is shut off. “What about the roads?” as highway dollars disappear. All of this talk about state sovereignty is nice, but the states surrendered that long ago by taking Federal money. If Kansas started rejecting Federal money, and this includes businesses in Kansas that have Federal contracts, unless Kansas can be self-sufficient without Federal money, *this means nothing*. The same goes for Texas – Texas would fold like a wet paper bag if the Feds got serious about withholding money.

    • David Laughlin

      May 5, 2013 at 5:38 am

      Here we go. Then Kansas may as well stop sending it’s FICA and any other monies collected to fund the US GOVT now because you know that will be the case and the State GOVT will have to use said money to “take care of their own”. Maybe we all should.
      Periodic revolution, “at least once every 20 years,” was “a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.” – Thomas Jefferson
      Which means we should be entering our 11th periodic revolution about now.
      What do you think, is it time to clean house?!

    • Steven K Bailey

      May 5, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Are you kidding, where the HELL do you think the nations Fuel comes from? If Texas shuts down ALL fuel pipelines at once this country is F**KED. And if you think for a New York second, that the people of Texas would NOT be capable of defending THEIR own borders, then a list of things you do not understand, immediately jump to mind : 1. YOU’VE NEVER LIVED IN TEXAS. 2. HISTORY MEANS NOTHING TO YOU. 3. YOU CAN’T BE BOTHERED WITH FACTS. Citizens of Texas WOULD GO TO WAR IN A HEARTBEAT IF YOU “MESS WITH TEXAS” or perhaps your words were more a confession of the things YOU are incapable of DOING FOR YOURSELF. And no, I DO NOT live in Texas.

      • Agent 711

        May 6, 2013 at 12:24 am

        Not to be disrespectful but Texas is failing to protect its borders from drug cartels. So how could they protect itself from the federal government!

    • Dragonfly

      May 5, 2013 at 11:12 am

      You are obviously NOT from TEXAS, Money is collected by the state and given to the Feds then they return what they choose to. Texas gets less money back than we put in. All we have to do is withhold. We don’t need Federal help why do you suppose only 2 counties in TEXAS are Blue? The US Government needs our fuel, refinery’s, electricity, and labor. I couldn’t care less if the federal government sent us nothing but you can be sure they will receive nothing in return. MOLON LABE. And if you happen to be a Federal Agent killed while trying to perpetrate a Felony in TEXAS, too bad for you.

    • Capt Phil

      May 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      Then again, perhaps the states, or better yet, a coalition of the states that resist federal incursions, could simply instruct their citizens to send their tax money to the state legislatures directly? That would eliminate the burdensome federal middleman, reduce the tax burden on the citizenry, and make the states responsible for their own welfare, and the fedgov dependent upon the states for its subsistence.

    • roy

      May 6, 2013 at 9:04 am

      You forget, feds get their money from the states, all the states have to do is stand up on their rear legs and “just say no.”

  18. Rob MacDonald

    May 4, 2013 at 10:16 am

    When the current administration is over,do the individuals revert to
    being plain citizens. To wit,can they be prosecuted for illegal acts
    committed while in office?
    Can Holder (and Obama)be held responsible for ‘Fast and Furious’?
    Can elected officials be held accountable for actions that cost American lives, as in the Benghazi massacre?

  19. mike

    May 4, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Ok, where is the letter to prove it was sent? In the first paragraph it said it is shown…

  20. John

    May 4, 2013 at 11:31 am

    It looks like Holder and Obama are going the way of another well known administration. They will start a war with (at least)half the country then use an issue that could have been solved peacefully over time for justification.

  21. Beceetwo

    May 4, 2013 at 11:53 am

    We need not only Texas, but all states to back Kansas and to enact such laws. We need laws enacted that cover not only protection of our 2nd Amendment Rights, but also, implementation of Oblahblahcare, and any other infringement of our Constitutional Rights. This Regime needs to be stopped. One more thing, we need to get the U.N. out of Our Country and out of Our National business!!!

  22. Ed

    May 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    The literalist, strict constructionist interpretation of the Supremacy Clause exposes the hypocrisy of this article because it does not equally apply the same measure of logic to the Second Amendment. Though the rabid gun advocates like to expediently forget it, the preface of the Second Amendment is that the whole purpose of a right to bear arms lies with a “well-regulated militia”. Because there was no standing national army at the time, state militias served for security, but they were “well-regulated” for the supreme national interests that they collectively constituted.

    • Mark`

      May 4, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      Haven’t you heard of the Continental Army. It was the full time standing army that you claim doesn’t exist. You are attempting to change the facts in order to change the meaning.

    • Bernesto

      May 5, 2013 at 12:31 am

      Every man was considered part of the militia, as the militia was comprised of everyday people. The Supreme Court backs this up in many instances, with several different cases….so your argument is null and void as if it never even existed.

    • Benjamin Corcoran

      May 5, 2013 at 6:26 am

      If that were the case, we would have lost our right to bear arms long ago. You may want to read some supreme court law.

    • Eric

      May 5, 2013 at 6:44 am

      You truly are a special kind of stupid. Gun rights belong to us. WE are the milita. You are a fool.

    • Steven K Bailey

      May 5, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Ed, sir, please pay attention, the Constitution is NOT AVAILABLE for consideration, interpretation, or any other liberal purpose, and SCOTUS has finally, after MORE THAN 200 years ended THAT silly argument FOREVER. And by the way, “well regulated” meant you could HIT what you SHOOT at, not the popular mis-conception that a group of well armed FREEMEN, somehow NEED regulation from………who? And the state militia serves for the Protection of the STATE, which has NOTHING to do with the limited powers GRANTED to the federal gov’t, BY THE STATES.

  23. Bubbah Hoteph

    May 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    This screwball, Holder, needs to be reminded that he is not the sheriff of nottingham and he doesn’t work for a king. Let him bring it on and the revolution start in Kansas!

  24. william thompson

    May 4, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    We as Americans are headed straight for a battle of not only gun rights but, also a battle of morals, right and Wrong, good and evil. I say to the american people, do not take your freedoms lightly. These are freedoms fought for by many of our ancestors. If you enjoy waking up and going about your life without a care in the world, its because the constitution guarantees it. The present administration wishes to take this from you and for lack of a better term to enslave you. Wake up my brothers and sisters. We must stop the advance and hold strong to the values our forefathers fought and died for. Every state must rebuke they tyrannical laws being passed in Washington.

  25. Bob

    May 4, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    So, does this also mean that the marijuana laws passed by Colorado and Washington are also void, since federal marijuana laws still make it illegal? Why is he not pursuing the marijuana issue, instead of making a fuss over federal gun laws he wants to enact that are actually contrary to the Constitution which is the supreme law of the land?

    • Frank

      May 5, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      And what about the gay marriage laws passed by the states?

      I hope everyone has been stocking up on ammunition. It looks like we are going to need it to save our Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

  26. Mark

    May 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    For Obama and Holder it is not the American way it is the Chicago way!

  27. dave

    May 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Maybe I will protect my own rights. Hope these f%&*tards who voted for him are happy.

  28. Danny Higgins

    May 4, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    So many call for a civil war as though it’s a glorious thing. This is not something to be entered into lightly. Having said that I will not give up the right God gave me and were only reaffirmned by the Founders

    • JOHNNY REB

      May 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      THANK YOU DANNY ; YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THAT , AND I FEAR THAT A LOT OF USELESS KILLING WILL OCCUR

  29. Old Grunt

    May 4, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    It’s unfortunate that we’ve come to this point in our country’s history where the “hippies” have taken over. Where elitists feel that they know what’s best for you and I. That we’re to simple minded to figure out things for ourselves and have no right to choose how we protect ourselves. At the end of the day there’s only one way to resolve this, to fight back tooth and nail. Words have no effect anymore on these bozo’s.

  30. charles douglas

    May 4, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    come try it you son of a bitch

  31. Parker Orfield

    May 4, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Stand and Fight Join the N.R.A. today fight for your freedom!

  32. Terry

    May 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Senate Report 93-549, written in 1973, says “Since March 9, 1933, the United States has been in a state of declared national emergency…Under the powers delegated by these statutes, the president may: seize property;…seize commodities; assign military forces abroad; institute martial law; seize and control all transportation and communication;…restrict travel; and, in a plethora of particular ways, control the lives of all American citizens.”

    The Washington Times wrote on September 18, 2001:
    “Simply by proclaiming a national emergency on Friday, President
    Bush activated some 500 dormant legal provisions, including those
    allowing him to impose censorship and martial law.”

  33. Monte Crooks

    May 4, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Please, take a few minutes and read the Preamble to the Bill of Rights. Yes, Virginia, there IS a preamble to the original twelve proposed Bill of Rights Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The ratified First Amendment (originally number twelve of those proposed) is preceded by a remarkable statement, or Preamble. In it, the (Constitutional) Conventions of a number of the States in the late 1700s expressed a desire to prevent misconstruction and abuse of (the Constitution’s) powers, by inserting certain further declaratory and restrictive clauses in the form of Amendments. Whereas the current Federal Government desires to not only misconstruct and abuse the Constitution, its true goal is to disregard the Bill of Rights restrictions upon it and totally (or totalitarian-ly) completely restrict America’s individual citizens, who are, under the Constitution, this Nation’s true sovereigns. Holder and hussein beware. The Declaration of Independence is still in affect.

  34. Harvey

    May 5, 2013 at 12:07 am

    This is really getting to be so corrupt. The federal government tryin to execute a gun grab would completely hell.

  35. Ric Jarvis

    May 5, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Breaking the constitution …………. TREASON !

  36. Charlie Swann

    May 5, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Personally let them come. I will give them my guns one bullet at a time until they pile up at the door like cord wood. I am a simple country boy who long ago moved to the city to work. But daddy sat me down and taught me what the constitution said and what my rights were. And yes we read the federalist papers together.

    I am ready for when they finally push it too far and the voting public says enough. Then there will be blood shed on both sides but at the rate citizens are buying guns and ammo there will be a lot of their blood shed.

  37. David Knokey

    May 5, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Does this attitude sound ominously familiar?

    “National Socialism must claim the right to impose its principles on the whole German nation, without regard to what were hitherto the confines of federal states.”
    A. Hitler from Mein Kampf

  38. RobertT

    May 5, 2013 at 1:10 am

    So, an attempt to uphold the Constitution is unconstitutional? Welcome to communist bizzarro world.

  39. George

    May 5, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Virginia stands with KANSAS! COME GET EM HOLDER! SEE WHAT YOU GET!

  40. Cymond

    May 5, 2013 at 4:13 am

    “Holder denies that states have the right to withstand federal tyranny and argues that the Constitution declares federal acts to be the “supreme law of the land.””

    No, Eric Holder believes that anti-gun laws are within the federal gov’t constitutional ability under the overly-broad interpretation of the interstate commerce clause. He truly believes the federal gov’t has this authority.

  41. Tim Miller

    May 5, 2013 at 10:41 am

    In common sense, this entire issue comes down to those who are and are not educated over the Constitution and why it exists, as well as, who will and will not stand to be counted as a patriot. Patriotism is not free, just walk the lawns at Arlington, you may begin to get a touch of an idea of what that cost is. Our great nation’s guiding principles start in the Preamble: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. – Of particular note, and one that seems to have been greatly overlooked by both sides in the debate are three elements in this eloquently worded statement: 1) WE THE PEOPLE; 2) DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY; and 3) DO ORDAIN. The first is self evident even to a child; the second has been destroyed with the current political tactics of both sides; and lastly, our forefathers ORDAINED, that is the highest level of oath that can be undertaken, they staked their lives on it, and paid their lives for it, as has so very many since then, ORDAINED, it is not by the Federal government to attempt to undo what WE THE PEOPLE ORDAIN? They STOLE it, because WE SAT HERE AND LET THEM. Now is the time to be counted, stand up and tell those we sent to DC, HELL NO, THIS IS OUR COUNTRY, AND WE ARE TAKING IT BACK!

  42. Buck Torre

    May 5, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Alexander Hamilton put an even finer point on the issue when he wrote in Federalist, No. 78, “There is no position which depends on clearer principles, than that every act of a delegated authority contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the constitution, can be valid.”

  43. brian

    May 5, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    And you will be surprised holder and obloma that if you do try to act against us as the American people we in other states will go help Kansas out because we are one and united in this republic against all evils foreign or domestic.

  44. Dave B

    May 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I, for one, WILL NOT COMPLY with unconstitutional laws.

  45. David McElroy

    May 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Eric Holder and Barack Insane Obama should be tried for TREASON! They arrogantly proclaim the states and the people have no rights and the federal government has all rights. Their actions, policies, and philosophy are exactly that of the sort our Founding Fathers fought the British King to relieve themselves of. It is no wonder they want to take our guns!

  46. wally

    May 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Bring it on Holder, you bag of shyt.

  47. MOLON LABE

    May 5, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    SALUTE to the GREAT STATE OF KANSAS!

    Thank you for STANDING UP FOR AMERICA and your support of the CONSTITUTION!

    TYRANNY WILL NOT STAND!

  48. MOLON LABE

    May 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Obama and Holder should have been arrested and put on trial long ago!

    Obama + Holder + Justice = PRISON………

  49. Mars

    May 6, 2013 at 2:32 am

    We’ll see what happens if/when it comes down to the Fed’s attempting to force state’s to capitulate to their will. Civil war’s have been started for less.

  50. Bob

    May 6, 2013 at 6:21 am

    You all are psycho’s… Thankfully you are a fringe operation. Oh, by the way, I am former military and I love my country but could do without some of my countrymen.

    • michelle grant

      May 11, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      well…………bye

    • Brian

      May 12, 2013 at 8:37 am

      Bob, you’re a dumbass. The lack of your intolerance toward this administration is sad. You must be blind aka a dumbass liberal

  51. Caretaker

    May 6, 2013 at 9:24 am

    hey ahole holder the states give power to the fed. We can take it away. You want war, try your luck

  52. Paul Reed

    May 6, 2013 at 10:21 am

    All I want to say is that in my opinion all this will do is cause another Cival War in this country. And I’m on the side of the States. So where can I sign up!!!

  53. Nick Dechant

    May 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I have been saying its time for another Revolution for quite some time maybe this crap will get the ball rolling!

  54. Nam Marine

    May 6, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Molon Labe …..Come and Take Them…Spook!

    • Bob

      May 7, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      He agreed with you… Maybe you should call yourself Moron Nam Marine, lol. BTW I’m white and the 1890′s are calling your name with the racist talk… You made my point for me so thank you!

  55. Guy L. Laraway Jr.

    May 6, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    It’s funny isn’t it? AG Holder threatens the states who will not obey what he considers a constitutional law. Yet he and his boss refuse to enforce other federal laws such as immigration and DOMA. So their actions merely reinforce my opinion of them as “selective memory” politicians. Like the ones who don’t remember what they said before the political winds changed directions.

  56. James Holston

    May 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Obama is acting like a dictator. Our constitution is geared toward fighting people like Obama. He wants my guns, come to Texas and take them.

  57. Elian Gonzales

    May 6, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    MOLON LABE, you motherfμcking nγgger!

    • Bob

      May 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      You must be a close relative of Moron Nam Vet, lol…

  58. KennethF

    May 6, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Eric holder needs to go to Kansas. And with our support of Kansas and the Govenor he should be locked up in the Federal Pen at Ft.Leavenworth.
    We ask the Govenor to then throw away the key. I will gladly deliver large rocks for holder to make into pea gravel.

  59. Greg

    May 6, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    The Coon wants a war we be happy to give it to his Black Ass !!!

    • Greg

      May 6, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      The owners of this site must be pussies and Liberals that now want to infringe on my first amendment !!

  60. Greg

    May 6, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Can’t wait for the first shot of this Revolution to be fired !! Shooting Progressive Liberals the Socialist Dogs that they are will be fun !!

    • Bob

      May 7, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      It must be very lonely with all that hate!

      • michelle grant

        May 11, 2013 at 11:24 pm

        anybody that is for abortion then wants gun control needs a fucking beat down

  61. Ginny Prouty

    May 7, 2013 at 12:09 am

    History does repeat itself doesn’t it? This country’s young ones have lost a lot of respect for others, and everything else.
    They will lose their games and phones and TV’s and I don’t think they are ready for the real world. People reading this need to start getting ready for a revolution. or not.

    • Bob

      May 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      Ginny must be short for Pork Belly Pig, lol… How old are you anyway? Remember that the old die while new generations continue to begin :) ))

      • Thorin

        May 7, 2013 at 12:34 pm

        Bob,
        You sir, are a tool. Your response to said comment above makes absolutely no sense. You must just enjoy seeing your self typing, and attempting to “stir the pot” and get a rise out of people. All of your comments are extremely negative. No one false for your shit troll, bring it somewhere else. People like you are incredibly old hat, the only reason I’m wasting my time replying to you is out if respect to the other red blooded patriots of this country. As far as I’m concerned you can go eat a bag of dicks and choke!

  62. De

    May 7, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Heading to Kansas, I’m in!

  63. Cletus O'Bannon

    May 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Sounds like Holder is pushing for a bigger fight.

  64. Citizen Police

    May 10, 2013 at 12:00 am

    One thing the states can do is to create a law that makes every law abiding citizen a “police officer” for the purposes of carrying firearms. Citizens already retain the power of arrest but this newly created “police” will not act under a color of law. So when the “police” come for anything they will be met by “police”.

  65. Beckwith

    May 12, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Federal agent will continue to seize guns Holder says right after Obama administration lies about being after guns. How much do you want bet Eric Holders smug little mustache will be a war trophy in museum.

  66. robert

    May 12, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Ill bite on this one for a bit. I am a Veteran of the US ARMY( 2005-2010) with combat experiance and a proud patriot( not to be confused with A Tory, God, State and Country.) But when any authority” uses laws to destroy rights then they themselves have become a De Facto Tyrant. On the issue of Gun Control, I am NOT a LAW abiding Citizen, I ama Citizen and if my 2nd amendment rights are considered Illegal by some law then so be it. If any of my Const. Rights become illegal for that matter then ill be a criminal then. My rights are worth dying for ALL of them not just some of them. Most presidents that we have had have actually eroded this country. Washington, Jefferson, Madison were the only real good Presidents we had everyone else has a skeleton or two underneath them. IT comes atime when we seperate the Government from Citizen and Slave. Slaves are those that say ” the law is the law regardless of any rights eroded”, Government says” the law is the law”, Citizens say” my rights are NON Negotiable regardless of what any law says”

  67. Brad Lindsey

    May 12, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Stand united and blow their God damn heads off!!!

  68. david

    May 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Anyone wondered how the Feds might go about confiscation? I think they’ll just walk up to doors and ask nicely. And people will hand over their guns without a peep. Because most people don’t know what its like to have to fight for anything in todays society. Most people have never put their life on the line, or stood for anything that matters. There is always a lot of talk and no action with people today. You all know people like that. Always has a great story about how they did something really couregous. And the whole time you don’t believe a word their saying because its like the 5th story this week. People aren’t equipped for what lies ahead. They haven’t seen tough times. We live in a world today where people take an axiety pill because their worried about their bills. You’re supposed to worry about your BIlls. That’s how they get PAID! Its depressing that our Government is ramming a giant cock up all our asses but even worse… We’re all bending over first.

  69. David Sims

    May 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Citizens say they will help the state uphold the state’s laws and the 2nd Amendment by shooting those who violate them, regardless of who the criminal’s employer is or what the criminal’s reasons are.

    It is long been a principle of constitutional law that the states may grant their citizens rights in addition to those explicitly protected by the US Constitution and by lesser federal laws. Gun rights are protected by the US Constitution’s 2nd Amendment, but, even if they weren’t, the states have the authority to grant such rights to their citizens no matter what the federal government’s preferences might be.

    Once a state has recognized that its own citizens have rights of gun ownership, gun carry, gun trade, and gun use, the federal government is automatically obliged, by the Ninth Amendment, to extend federal protection to those same rights: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” So in the states having laws to protect the gun rights of their citizens, both the 2nd and the Ninth Amendments in the US Constitution affirm the same rights for the citizens of that state, at least so long as they remain in that state.

    I’d add, if I were the US Supreme Court, “…or in any other state with similar legal protections for gun rights.” But that’s the only legal point that can be validly argued: whether or not the citizens of one state with gun rights retain those rights when they travel to another state with the same gun rights written into its legal code.

  70. j. dunfield

    May 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Any attempt to do this will cause the next civil war to break out–GUARANTEED !

    • Thorin

      May 13, 2013 at 11:54 am

      Yeah, how retarded is this guy…He says the states trying to uphold the 2nd amendment is unconstitutional?!? Wtf?!? And trying to strip away our god given rights IS?!?

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