Concealed weapons

Duel begins over concealed carry in public buildings
February 25, 2013
Gun enthusiasts on Monday pushed for legislation that would allow concealed carry of a gun in public buildings and prohibit local governments from regulations on carrying firearms. But cities, counties and other groups opposed the measure. By Scott Rothschild.
Regents applaud Brownback’s flat budget for higher education
January 17, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback’s flat-funding budget proposal for higher education is a far cry from what the Kansas Board of Regents wanted. By Scott Rothschild.
Officials say they hope Legislature does little harm to local government
January 9, 2013
Representatives of local governing bodies Wednesday urged Douglas County legislators to try to keep the Kansas Legislature from hurting them. “We are doing the best we can to prepare for the worst,” said Douglas County Commissioner Nancy Thellman. “Our hope is that the worst won’t come.” By Scott Rothschild.
Regents chair predicts heated debate over expansion of concealed carry
December 21, 2012
The chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents says he expects a full-throttle debate during the next legislative session over whether to allow concealed guns on campuses of state universities. “Definitely it will be back,” said Tim Emert of Independence. By Scott Rothschild.
Topeka lifts ban on loaded handguns in vehicles
December 5, 2012
Topeka residents soon will be allowed to carry loaded handguns in their vehicles. The city council and Mayor Bill Bunten voted Tuesday to approve an ordinance that deletes a current ban on loaded handguns in vehicles. By The Associated Press
KU student arrested for having gun in a scholarship hall
April 24, 2012
A 22-year-old Kansas University student was arrested Monday night accused of possessing a gun inside a scholarship hall, KU police said.
Senate urged to consider gun bill
Measure would allow concealed weapons on state campuses
March 21, 2012
The Kansas House on Wednesday tried to nudge the Senate to approve a bill that would allow people with concealed carry licenses to tote their weapons in some public buildings.
Gun falls out of Topeka man’s pants when security removes him from bar
10:30 a.m., March 16, 2012 Updated 02:32 p.m.
A 27-year-old Topeka man was arrested early Friday morning after a gun fell out of his pants while he was being removed by security from the 23rd Street Roadhouse, 1003 E. 23rd St.
House supports concealed carry in public buildings, but allows universities to opt out
March 9, 2012
Under House Bill 2353, people who have a concealed carry permit would be allowed to bring a gun into a state or city facility unless the building had adequate security measures, such as electronic screening equipment and guards, to ensure that no weapons could be brought in. Because of the additional security costs, many public buildings will have to allow concealed carry if the measure is enacted into law.
Brownback waiting to comment on concealed carry on campus proposal
February 16, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday declined to weigh in on a proposal that would allow concealed carry license holders to bring their guns on campuses and other public buildings.
Kansas Senate leader rejects bill to allow guns on college campuses
February 10, 2012
The Kansas Senate leader said Friday he had no interest in a bill that would allow concealed carry of weapons on college campuses.
Concealed carry on campuses approved by committee
February 8, 2012
House Bill 2353 is now headed to the full House for consideration with a recommendation for approval from the House Federal and State Affairs Committee.
Differences arise between legislators over school finance, voter registration
February 4, 2012
Douglas County legislators differed sharply over school finance, taxes, concealed carry and election law Saturday, mirroring the contentious debates dominating the 2012 legislative session.
Lawmakers won’t review concealed carry for blind
February 1, 2012
A little-known provision in Kansas law that allows the blind and other people with serious physical infirmities to carry concealed weapons in public places likely will not get reviewed by state lawmakers this session.
Kansas now recognizes West Virginia gun permits
February 1, 2012
West Virginians with valid permits can now carry concealed handguns in Kansas.