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Kansas goes a little gun crazy with its Second Amendment Protection Act
Kansas goes a little gun crazy with its Second Amendment Protection Act

The concept would be laughable if there weren't so many people taking it seriously. The idea is that states have the right under the 10th Amendment to unilaterally reject federal laws on issues not expressly reserved for the federal government in the Constitution. It's an old idea — it had a lot of currency among segregationists during the Civil Rights era — and has been debunked by the Supreme Court. Nevertheless, the Kansas Legislature last year turned that empty-headed theory into law, adopting what it called the Second Amendment Protection Act (as if the National Rifle Assn. and the Supreme Court weren't already doing that). The law exempts guns made in...

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