Today, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has filed a lawsuit against the state of Kansas for its “Second Amendment Protection Act,” which “declares guns made and kept in Kansas are exempt from federal gun laws and makes regulation of Kansas-made guns a felony.” The complaint argues the law is unconstitutional.

If the Act is enforced, says Jonathan Lowy, Director of the Brady Center’s Legal Action Project, “it would have drastic and dire consequences for Kansas residents.”

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“It could allow some federally prohibited people to buy and possess guns, prohibit federal background checks for gun purchases and allow the unlicensed manufacturing of firearms in Kansas, including guns designed to evade metal detectors and airport security screenings. The law could also cripple investigations of gun trafficking and illegal gun sales,” writes Jennifer Fuson.