A lawsuit that could end all federal gun regulations


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Link here. The case is new, and involves the manufacture of guns by a private citizen wholly within a single state. He was convicted of violating federal laws, even though the state itself, Kansas, had recently passed a law that specifically outlawed federal prosecution for anyone “owning firearms made, sold and kept in the state.”

The only federal challenge to the constitutionality of National Firearms Act to date was U.S. vs Miller in 1939, which was uncontested when neither the defendant nor his attorney showed before the federal court. As a result, we’ve never had these federal gun laws challenged on the fundamental level.

If Cox and Kettler’s attorneys see this challenge through the courts, we can expect it to arrive before a U.S. Supreme Court in several years time. It will be a high court shaped by the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, and the organization that spent more money than any other to help him win the Presidency, the National Rifle Association.

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3 comments

  • pzatchok

    This is a blatant case of selective enforcement.

    The states passed those legalized dope laws and the feds do nothing about it.

    The states tried to enforce federal law. I.E. illegals, and they were told by BO and the feds not to.

    This state passes a simple right to manufacture law and the feds jump all over it.

    This is a bigger case than people think.

    This could also stretch into if the Federal Government has the right to impose a sales tax at all. And if so on what exactly?
    Does the ATF tax stamp qualify as a sales tax or a permit to own a weapon? And do we need a permit to own or exorcise a constitutional right?

  • D. K. Williams

    I think it unlikely this Kansas law would hold up in any Federal court. However, it might not be necessary. I vaguely recall a Federal exemption for certain homemade firearms for personal use.by

  • Insomnious

    “When Shane Cox began selling his homemade firearms and silencers out of his military surplus store,…”

    Did he accept dollars for his currency exchange?
    Big mistake if he did.

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