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Concealed weapons

Senate bill would give prosecutors right to carry guns into court
03:26 p.m., January 22, 2009 Updated 11:38 p.m.
The Senate plans to vote on a bill allowing state and federal prosecutors in Kansas to carry a concealed gun into courthouses and other places where weapons are normally off limits.
Gun shop licenses in Kansas increase
October 28, 2008
There has been an increase in the number of gun shops that have a license to sell automatic weapons. But the shop owners say residents should not expect to see more heavy weapons on the street. The new law took effect in July to allow the sale of more types of weapons, including those typically used by the military or law enforcement. The law brought Kansas in line with surrounding states.
Weapons provision surprises leaders
Legislators: Law allowing guns in bars needs to be reviewed
June 16, 2008
Several area legislators say they were surprised to learn that a bill they voted for in 2007 loosened the restrictions on concealed-carry holders bringing loaded weapons into bars. “I don’t have a specific recollection of that being discussed at all,” said Rep. Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat. “Unfortunately, with the gun bills there seems to be specific little things that get stuck in there, and then they don’t get mentioned when they are on the floor.”
Loaded in Lawrence: Carrying concealed in the city
June 9, 2008
Finding places that allow you to carry a concealed weapon in Lawrence is not hard. Figuring out where to hide it is another matter, Journal-World reporter Chad Lawhorn found.
Bar owners surprised by change in concealed carry law
New regulations relaxed gun restrictions in taverns
June 8, 2008
For the past year, some Lawrence bar owners unknowingly have been inviting concealed carry permit holders to bring loaded guns into their taverns.
Schools, churches also impacted by concealed carry changes
June 8, 2008
Schools, churches and libraries also were impacted by changes that the legislature to the concealed carry law in 2007.
Regents direct universities to undertake background checks on new employees
Policy change takes effect in September
May 14, 2008
The Kansas Board of Regents Wednesday afternoon directed all six state universities to implement background checks of new employees by September.
Sebelius signs machine gun bill
April 22, 2008
Kansans will be able to own machine guns, other fully automatic weapons, sawed-off shotguns and silencers starting July 1.
State issues 10,000 permits
January 14, 2008
Miami County - home to Paola and Osawatomie - has the highest number of concealed carry permit holders per capita in Kansas. That’s among the details contained in statistics from the first year of operation of the state’s concealed carry program.
Community Building houses firing range
January 14, 2008
George Pisani leans against an old cafeteria-style table, stacked full of magazines like Gun Tests, Field & Stream and Shotgun News. A story is flowing among a group of guys about shooting wild boar at Clinton Lake. The quandary is whether a 9 millimeter will be a big enough weapon to handle the task at hand. No guarantees that it will is the general consensus.
The paperwork target
County’s application process cumbersome
January 14, 2008
This has been the hardest part. Buying a handgun was odd, but it wasn’t particularly hard. Taking a shooting test to qualify for a concealed handgun permit was a bit nerve-wracking, but at the end of the day it wasn’t anything to lose sleep over. But the paperwork - it’s always the paperwork that gets you.
In the line of fire
A firsthand look at what it takes to carry a concealed weapon
August 5, 2007
We were talking about shooting a man. I mean we were really talking about it. It wasn’t just this idle, full-of-you-know-what, usually inappropriate chit-chat based on the flick you caught at the theater last weekend. Max Miller was telling us the ins and outs of shooting a guy.
Gun regression
July 9, 2007
To the editor: Thank you for making the gun issue a front page item in your July 1 paper. It’s an important controversy that even our latest presidential candidates are putting on the back burner.
Gun rationale
July 4, 2007
To the editor: Chad Lawhorn’s July 1 interviews provided a unique opportunity for rational discussion of gun rights and regulation - an opportunity partly accepted and partly declined.
Buying into the gun culture
July 1, 2007
It is just a simple click, but it gets my mind racing. That’s the sound that a Colt .380 pocket pistol makes when it is being cocked. I know that’s the sound it makes, but it is still an attention-getter when you hear it in person. It isn’t the only thing that gets my attention this late June morning. More so is the guy behind the pawn shop counter explaining to me how I could feel comfortable sticking this cocked pistol down the front of my pants. Welcome to the world of concealed carry.