Gun Rights Backers Want State To Resist Feds' Push

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Gun rights advocates in Kansas are pushing state lawmakers to enact measures aimed at countering potential moves by the federal government to restrict access to firearms.

They packed the room Tuesday at the House Federal and State Affairs Committee and heard testimony in support of a bill declaring that the federal government has no power to regulate firearms, ammunition or gun accessories manufactured and sold only in Kansas.

The same bill would make it a felony for an agent of the federal government to attempt to enforce a federal law, regulation or treaty restricting access to firearms, ammunition or accessories manufactured, sold and kept within Kansas.

It's one of several measures promoting gun rights, and it comes amid discussions in Washington about how to curb gun violence.