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Brady Center to challenge Kansas gun laws

Brady Center to challenge Kansas gun laws

By Associated Press. CREATED Jul 7, 2014

 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A national gun-control group says it is planning to challenge a Kansas law declaring that the federal government has no authority to regulate guns manufactured, sold and kept only in the state. 

 
The Washington-based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced Monday that it would file a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the state law. 
 
The Kansas law was enacted in 2013 and makes it a felony for any U.S. government employee to attempt to enforce a federal regulation or treaty when it comes to Kansas-only firearms, ammunition or accessories. 
 
A similar law enacted in 2009 in Montana was struck down by the federal courts. 
 
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback promised a vigorous defense of his state's law.