Archive for Thursday, February 22, 2007

Amyx considers mandatory sentencing for guns near bars

February 22, 2007


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In tonight's 6News and tomorrow's Lawrence Journal-World, Mayor Amyx wants to require jail time for people carrying guns near Lawrence's bars, and a local school will be teaching Spanish to all of its students.


monkeywrench1969 11 years, 4 months ago

Yes...they still have to adhere to the local gun oridnances in addition to the state laws. The local laws can be more restrictive so even if you get a concealed carry permit you might not get to carry it many places in Lawrence especially 100' from a bar (ie almost all of downtown)

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 11 years, 4 months ago

They won't be more restrictive for very long. Thank you, Lynn

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 11 years, 4 months ago

I'm typing off the top of my head, but I don't think this will have any effect on concealed carry in those areas, and I think the weapons they intend to control with this will not be those owned by licensed concealed carriers.

George_Braziller 11 years, 4 months ago

If there is an ordinance on the books it will indeed provide some teeth for enforcement. Carry a gun near a bar and get caught, permit or not, you go to jail and pay a fine. I'm all for it.

bthom37 11 years, 4 months ago

Unless the plan is significantly better thought out than this blurb sounds, it's got a lot of problems.

classclown 11 years, 4 months ago

Are you talking about the guns or the spanish?

50YearResident 11 years, 4 months ago

Isn't requiring all students to learn spanish illegal?

And what about policemen with guns checking bars? Wouldn't that be as illegal as ccw permit holders with guns walking by outside of bars?

This Plan will not fly.......

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