TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – You can expect a fight over a challenge to the Kansas Second Amendment Protection Act. Monday we reported that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence planned to sue the state. Today, the group filed a lawsuit challenging the 2013 law.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued this statement: “We will defend this duly enacted Kansas law that was intended by the legislature to safeguard Kansans’ rights under the second and tenth amendments to the United States Constitution. This law has been in effect, unchanged, for more than a year, and the timing and tone of this election-year lawsuit are obviously political. We are reviewing the complaint and will respond in due course and in the proper legal forum.”
The law says firearms made in the state that have not crossed state lines, are exempt from all federal gun control laws.