Concealed weapons

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
Kansas Senate advances expansion of concealed carry of guns
March 26, 2013
The Kansas Senate on Tuesday advanced an expansion of concealed carry of guns that could result in allowing firearms in schools and campuses. By Scott Rothschild
Bill would allow open carry of firearms in the Kansas Statehouse, according to a Lawrence legislator; measures now go to Senate
March 14, 2013
A Lawrence legislator on Thursday said his amendment to a gun bill has an error that would allow the open carry of firearms in the Statehouse. By Scott Rothschild
Fiery debate over expansion of concealed carry, assertion of state gun rights as Kansas House advances bills
March 13, 2013
The Kansas House on Wednesday advanced gun bills that could produce a standoff between state and federal law officers, and open up campuses, classrooms and the Statehouse to concealed weapons. By Scott Rothschild
Kansan charged in accidental shooting of wife with concealed gun
March 7, 2013
A Kansas man who accidentally shot his wife while they were eating at a restaurant is facing criminal charges.
Under bill, concealed carry of guns would be decided by school boards, university leaders
March 6, 2013
School boards and university administratorss would be able to decide if they want employees who have concealed-carry licenses to be able to carry their weapon on the job, under a bill approved Wednesday by a House committee. By Scott Rothschild
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.