Topeka Prosecutors will be able to carry concealed guns to court under a bill signed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
The bill signed Friday applies to federal, state and county prosecutors, although the chief judge in a judicial district could prohibit the guns in the courthouses.
County commissions also could opt out of the bill. The law takes effect July 1.
It requires prosecutors wanting to carry concealed guns to obtain permits and undergo firearms training.
A 2006 law allowed qualified Kansas residents who obtain permits to carry concealed weapons. But it specifically bans concealed guns in courthouses — with no exceptions for prosecutors — and in several other locations, including schools, churches and polling places.