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Gun bills easily approved

April 5, 2013

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— Kansas legislators have sent Gov. Sam Brownback bills that would let people carry concealed firearms into more public buildings and prevent federal agents from confiscating weapons made in the state.

The bills received large majorities Friday as legislators adjourned to begin a monthlong break.

One measure would allow concealed weapons to be carried into public buildings that lack adequate security measures defined by the bill. It also would allow schools and colleges to arm employees.

The other bill declares that the federal government has no power to regulate guns, ammunition and accessories that are made, sold and kept exclusively in Kansas. The bill would make it a felony for a federal agent to enforce restrictions on such items.

Supporters say the bill is constitutional because the items wouldn’t leave Kansas.

Comments

JimRusso 1 year ago

Regarding the law limiting the federal government's ability to regulate "guns, ammunition, and accessories that are made . . . in Kansas," does anybody know if any guns or ammo are currently being made in Kansas?

Also, using the same legal logic, why doesn't the legislature pass a law outlawing federal oversight of other items that could be manufactured in Kansas: prescription medications, hard liquor, high explosives?

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mikekt 1 year ago

Message to the people's of Kochistan, from The SUPREME LEADERSHIP COUNCIL OF KOCHISTAN AND ITS' FEARLESS LEADER, CEDARCREST SAM : IT IS TIME FOR OUR GREAT SOCIAL EXPERIMENT TO SMITE THE HEATEN PEOPLE'S OF NORTH DAKOTA AND CANADA, FOR UNJUSTLY TAKING OUR CHRISTIAN RIGHT WING OIL AND SELLING IT WITHOUT GIVING US A CUT OFF THE TOP ! WHO DO THEY THINK THAT THEY ARE ?! GO FORTH AND GET WHAT IS OURS FOR..........US ! ( you really think that you'd be included,....... in us ? )

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midwest_muser 1 year ago

Legislation that makes: 1) All of us more safe. 2) All of us more free. 3) Some of us more insane.

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mikekt 1 year ago

Well,...... what's left ?

Lately they've insulted women, Islamic People, The UN .........& now the FEDS .

Well, how about if they sign a non aggression pact with North Koreans "boy leader"...... and the fellow who runs Iran ?

I suppose that the legislature could embargo grain & corn sales to the rest of The United States of America ?

Maybe they could change the name from Kansas to Kochistan .

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thatguyoverthere 1 year ago

New York City August 24th 2012, Police shoot 8 innocent bystanders while trying to take down 1 guy with a gun.

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75x55 1 year ago

Why do you need a constitution?

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nugget 1 year ago

Guns and abortion. Abortion and guns. Our Kansas guvurnmunt hard at work for ya'all!

Reduce education funding, give money to Koch brothers. Give more money to Koch brothers, take away programs that help elderly. Our Kansas guvurnmunt hard at work for ya'all!

Man, I just love this state.

And let's get this damn for profit health center issue taken care of and shut down the damned YMCA and YWCA that are pillaging money from our small biznuss owners! Don't ya just LOVE a Republican controlled state government.

Someone shut out the lights when the everyone's moved out of Kansas.

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Brandon Deines 1 year ago

Spouse: "This gun bill is unconstitutional right?" Me: "Yes, but you didn't go to law school. How do you know that?" Spouse: "Because I went to grade school."

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redneck 1 year ago

The police are not flawless with their handguns. I believe I read an article in the LJ World a few years ago about a retired Lawrence PD detective who's concealed weapon was accidently discharged in a store here in Lawrence. I have never heard of someone with a concealed carry permit having the same incident.

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redneck 1 year ago

Why are people afraid of law abiding citizens, who have had extensive training, carrying guns? I have not heard of one incident where anybody with a concealed carry permit murdered a bunch of innocent people. Not one. Please let me know if you have heard such an incident. The guy in Newtown murdered his own mother to get the guns he used. His mother should have secured her guns better, but she paid the ultimate price for her mistakes. It is ALREADY illegal to murder somebody and steal their property. Most laws cannot prevent things from happening, they just punish the perpetrators once they have happened. Guns are necessary when seconds count and police are minutes away. In other words, the police cannot really protect you, the just lock up the perpetrators once they have done the dirty deed.

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Lenette Hamm 1 year ago

Yeah, I want someone other than law enforcement walking into the school where my Grandchildren are... or the hospital that my grandma is in, or the nursing home that Aunt Tillie lives. Geez...

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rcr 1 year ago

I'm wondering how many guns are made in the state of Kansas. Are there any gun manufacturer's here in the state. If not, could it be that this bill will bring some in, maybe bringing along with some jobs?

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IKU57 1 year ago

The Obama federal Juche ideology is not what it claims to be. Kansas, along with dozens of other independent states, are putting freedom things first.

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Liberty275 1 year ago

State's rights are the new wedge issue. It's happening in Colorado with dope, in Arizona with illegal immigration and i several states regarding guns.

Less federal rule is better.

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anotherview 1 year ago

Since federal agents can't operate in Kansas, it looks like terrorists will get a free pass. Kansas will now be the capital of the US for terrorists.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year ago

Continuing to plumb the depths of idiocy.

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skull 1 year ago

More guns everywhere! That'll keep us safe from all these...guns everywhere.

Wait...what are we so afraid of again?

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JJE007 1 year ago

"MEANINGLESS" ... It's what's for legislator!

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