Concealed weapons

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
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.