To the editor:
For those who support current Kansas carry conceal laws, but recoil at the idea of gun registration; I think you're making a distinction without a meaningful difference. If you have a carry conceal permit, I expect the government pretty much knows you have at least one gun, which still targets you for gun confiscation just as gun registration does.
What the 2nd Amendment doesn't say is, "Governments, at any and all levels have just power to control, or otherwise, infringe on the people's right to keep and bear arms."
Once Americans allowed government to, in anyway, infringe on our right to keep and bear arms, the rest was down- hill sledding for corrupt government officials to nullify the U.S. Constitution's 2nd Amendment as well as a vast portion of our other sovereign rights enumerated in The Bill of Rights.
Now, long after the hoarse left the barn, does anybody really believe that passing laws seeking to nullify existing laws that nullify our right to keep and bear arms will secure the people's liberty to keep and bear arms? One such law, HB 2199 - The 2nd Amendment Protection Act, may soon be approved by the Kan. State Senate and signed into law by Gov. Brownback. This is the same state government that charges Kansans money for permission to carry a firearm concealed on their person, which is just one step away from prohibiting the people from keeping firearms concealed in our homes without a government permit, i.e., gun registration.
It's blatantly hypocritical for our state government to feign interest in preventing the federal government from infringing on Kansans' sovereign right to keep and bear arms, while the state continues to infringe on the same right.
I, like WND's Joseph Farah, say it's time to roll back all gun laws; laws that don't infringe on criminals ability to keep and bear arms because criminals don't obey laws. That's what makes them criminals.