Guardian (Jim Phillips)


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Kansans no longer required to have concealed carry permit, but could still benefit from training

Fred, NRA certified instructors are out there. All one need do is go look for one. I happen to be NRA certified as well as Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center certified. We do not hide from the public, but it is necessary for the public to contact us.

April 12, 2015 at 4:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to allow concealed carrying of guns without permit

Here is a point everyone is over looking. Yes, you can legally carry a concealed firearm in Kansas when this law is passed. No, Kansas Constitutional Carry will not be reciprocal with other states. THerefore, if you plan to carry concealed in Missouri, for example, you must still possess a Kansas Concealed Carry license. Clark, where in the world are you getting your information?

April 1, 2015 at 9:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas moving toward allowing concealed guns without permit

Completely incorrect! Why in the world would you think gang members will get licenses to carry concealed when most are convicted felons or are way too young to get a license? Neither can legally carry a firearm anyway!

February 25, 2015 at 4:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas moving toward allowing concealed guns without permit

Randall, When can we expect you to give up your automobile since there were over 33,000 people killed in 2012.
And while 33,000 gun deaths does seem like a high number, how many of those are police involved shootings, self defense shootings, homicides, suicides, and accidents?

February 25, 2015 at 4:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas moving toward allowing concealed guns without permit

And the sky is falling in Kansas yet again!

February 25, 2015 at 4:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

DA doesn't charge Lawrence police officer arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, kidnapping charges

That's all well and good, Rex, but before you start pointing fingers at the police or the prosecutor you need to be aware of the fact that this is standard operating procedure for any criminal complaint filed with the DA's office. They are not going to risk blowing a case if there is not enough information to file on (research double jeopardy).
Having spent a great deal of my adult life working for the police department, and having known Chief Khatib and District Attorney Branson for several years, neither of them is going to jeopardize the integrity of their respective agencies to cover up for a cop, despite what the cop-haters who show up here regularly have to say about it.
I have had my frustrations with both agencies over the years, but they will handle this properly regardless of whether there is a conviction, a dismissal, or a diversion. They do the same for any first offender.

February 25, 2015 at 4:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Gutted gun law

Common Core math.

February 22, 2015 at 3:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Gutted gun law

Phillip, your lack of an answer speaks volumes.
And Randall, could you please break those numbers down to show how many were police officer involved shootings, self defense shootings, suicides, accidents, and homicides?

February 20, 2015 at 11:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Gutted gun law

Philipp, I applaud the fact that you are concerned with the massive death rates imposed on the masses by the evil gun carriers, but tell me your views on abortion.

February 19, 2015 at 10:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Gun insurance

I have to agree with the writer of this letter. I suggest gun owners carry a one-million dollar umbrella policy, in part for the reasons stated. Another reason, not stated, is because if, God forbid, you do have to defend yourself in your home, the insurance policy will help protect you in any civil litigation that could arise from the incident. Yes, I am aware of the Castle Doctrine and current Kansas law that reduces the risk of civil action if your actions are deemed justifiable for conceled carry license holders, but stuff happens and Kansas law does not protect you from federal litigation. I would not rule this out in light of the Obama Administration's increasing use of executive action.
This umbrella policy enhances your home owner's insurance. Should you need legal representation and your insurance carrier is on the hook for $1,000,000, they are much less likely to settle out of court than if you have a mere $50,000 in coverage.
I carry a million dollar policy on my concealed carry businees and the rate is only $440 a year. It really is cheap insurance.

February 17, 2015 at 8:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )