In this April 5, 2013, file photo Kansas state Reps. Steve Brunk, left, a Wichita Republican, and Arlen Siegfreid, right, an Olathe Republican, confer during a Statehouse debate in Topeka, Kan., prior to passage of the Second Amendment Protection Act. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed the bill later and became the first to sign a measure threatening felony charges against federal agents who enforce certain firearms laws on guns made and owned in his state.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
An Associated Press analysis found that about four-fifths of the states now have enacted local laws that directly reject or ignore federal laws on marijuana use, gun control, health insurance requirements and identification standards for driver’s licenses. The recent trend began in Democratic leaning California with a 1996 medical marijuana law and has proliferated lately in Republican strongholds like Kansas, where Gov. Sam Brownback this spring became the first to sign a measure threatening felony charges against federal agents who enforce certain firearms laws in his state.