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Kansas lawmakers to consider Statehouse gun policy

June 19, 2014

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— Visitors will be allowed to bring concealed guns into the Kansas Statehouse beginning in July unless legislative leaders intervene.

Top lawmakers will be reviewing the issue at a meeting Thursday. If they don’t act this month, holders of concealed carry permits will be able to enter the building with their weapons.

The Republican-dominated Legislature enacted a law last year aimed at allowing concealed weapons inside more public buildings. It says local governments and state agencies may continue to ban the weapons through 2017 but must declare publicly that they’ve developed adequate building security plans.

The same law says concealed guns will be allowed in the Statehouse in July unless legislative leaders declare that the building has adequate security.

Legislators are already allowed to carry concealed firearms.

Comments

2 months, 1 week ago

Well, since it's basically all Republicans anyway, let the circular firing squad begin! I'll make sure to avoid it around July 4th because with all the paranoia (and people packin'), a wayward pop just might set off a bloodbath.

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Bob Smith 2 months, 1 week ago

That's what the waffle-whiffers were predicting would be happening statewide if the concealed carry bill passed. Seems like the reasonable people of Kansas aren't having wild west shootouts over parking places after all.

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Amy Varoli Elliott 2 months, 1 week ago

I guess the bad guys with guns are afraid of the good guys with guns

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Philipp Wannemaker 2 months, 1 week ago

The Legislature is the body that said concealed weapons can be carried anywhere. So why are they so scared of allowing them in their workplace?

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