Concealed weapons

Number of concealed carry applications down from last year
July 21, 2014
The state received the second highest number of concealed carry applications in the last fiscal year, but the number was much lower than the record from the previous year. By Scott Rothschild
State gets 14,205 concealed carry applications in past fiscal year
11:29 a.m., July 21, 2014 Updated 05:08 p.m.
The Kansas Attorney General’s Office says the state received the second highest number of concealed carry applications in the last fiscal year.
Man with legal concealed gun had to leave Salina theater
July 16, 2014
A man with a legal concealed weapon was asked to leave a Salina movie theater after other customers complained.
Lawmakers allow concealed carry in Statehouse
02:49 p.m., June 19, 2014 Updated 08:29 p.m.
Legislative leaders on Thursday tacitly decided to allow licensed individuals to carry concealed weapons in the Kansas Statehouse. That’s the result of a 2013 law that also requires most other government buildings to allow concealed carry. By Peter Hancock
Kansas officials discuss signage for new gun law
May 28, 2014
Now that Kansas has expanded the right to carry guns both openly and concealed, officials are huddling to come up with signs that let people know what is allowed and where. By Scott Rothschild
Animal trapping group inquires about bringing convention, firearms to Douglas County Fairgrounds
April 7, 2014
An animal trapping organization interested in hosting a convention at the Douglas County Fairgrounds is asking the Douglas County Commission to consider allowing it to bring firearms onto the site as part of the event. By Elliot Hughes
Senate advances bill stripping locals of authority in regulating firearms
April 1, 2014
Cities and counties would no longer be able to regulate firearms in their communities — such as restricting the open carry of a a firearm— under a bill advanced Tuesday by the Kansas Senate. By Scott Rothschild
Regents want to know what concealed carry would mean for each building on each public college campus
October 21, 2013
The Kansas Board of Regents has directed universities to conduct a building-by-building assessment on their campuses of the impact of allowing concealed carry of guns. By Scott Rothschild
Kansas Board of Regents indicates it will pursue in-depth study of new concealed carry law
August 13, 2013
The Kansas Board of Regents on Tuesday indicated it would pursue an in-depth study of the recent law that will allow concealed carry of handguns on the campuses of higher education institutions. By Scott Rothschild
Hundreds of public entities take temporary exemption from concealed carry expansion
July 5, 2013
Hundreds of cities, counties, libraries, hospitals and organizations have notified the state that they have exempted themselves for at least six months from the new law that expanded the concealed carry of guns, according to records obtained by the Lawrence Journal-World. By Scott Rothschild
State government buildings to allow concealed carry of guns
June 28, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration announced Friday that people licensed to carry a concealed gun can bring those weapons into state office buildings that are not exempted by a new law that takes effect Monday.
Senate approves bill banning use of tax dollars to advocate for gun control
May 17, 2013
The Kansas Senate on Friday approved a measure that prohibits the use of state tax dollars to advocate for gun control at the local, state or federal levels. By Scott Rothschild
Higher education officials say concealed carry on campus probably inevitable in the future
May 15, 2013
The Kansas Board of Regents is expected to adopt a temporary resolution to keep in place the current no-weapons policy at the state universities, including Kansas University. But having guns on campuses in some form in the future is probably inevitable, according to Regents Vice Chairman Fred Logan Jr. By Scott Rothschild
Gov. Brownback signs into law concealed carry measure; campuses exempt for four years
April 17, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law a bill that loosens restrictions on carrying concealed weapons into public buildings, but don’t expect any guns to be allowed on campus at Kansas University any time soon.
Gun rights bills on target for final passage
April 4, 2013
Two gun-rights measures were nearing final legislative passage and headed to Gov. Sam Brownback for consideration. By Scott Rothschild