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Overland Park to seek AG opinion on open carry

November 15, 2012

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— Overland Park officials will ask the Kansas attorney general whether the city can impose more restrictions on people who want to openly carry firearms.

The city voted in September to allow gun owners to openly carry weapons in public places, with some restrictions. After complaints from citizens, the city was considering requiring those who want to openly carry weapons to meet the same requirements as those for concealed carry licenses.

After the Libertarian Party of Kansas threatened to sue, the public safety committee voted Wednesday to defer the proposal until it heard from Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

The Kansas City Star reports the city's legal department believes imposing restrictions like those for concealed carry would be allowed but asked for more time to fully research legal issues.

Comments

unite2revolt 2 years, 1 month ago

I may be confused, but I thought open carry was the norm. The reason you apply for concealed carry is because you need the permit NOT to open carry.

oldbaldguy 2 years, 1 month ago

normally few people are going to walk around packing heat. only the show offs and folks that believe we are overrun by crime and the occaisonal nut. open carry is legal throughout the state.

hipper_than_hip 2 years, 1 month ago

As of Nov 1 2012, 49k Kansas residents have concealed carry licenses.

Charles L Bloss Jr 2 years, 1 month ago

I do not think people should be openly carrying firearms without going through the same criteria for a concealed carry license. I am very pro 2nd amendment, but there are just too many nut cases running around. Open carry, except by peace officers, scares people. Deputy Sheriff (Ret.)

Fred Mertz 2 years, 1 month ago

How about speech training before exercising 1st amendment ?

Actually! If the training was reasonable and without cost I wouldn't oppose it.

Briseis 2 years, 1 month ago

This scares me. I hope Obama bans all guns. People should not have guns. How many people have to die? This is a white man law that needs to be stopped. What is becoming of this country? Why should they get to carry guns. If a black man or a Latino was carrying a gun, the police would jump on him. This is a racist law that needs to be stopped.

Fred Mertz 2 years, 1 month ago

So what other rights do you want to take away from the people? How will Obama ban guns from criminals? You're the racist for assuming people of color don't own guns legally and want to protect themselves. Generalizations such as yours based on race reveal a racist mind

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