Changes to Kansas concealed carry gun laws take effect

Starting Monday, licensed gun owners will be allowed to bring their concealed weapons into more government buildings in Kansas and people who try to bring them into places where they are prohibited won’t face criminal penalties.The provisions are part of an expansion of Kansas’ concealed carry law passed during last year’s legislative session as the federal government was discussing gun control measures in the wake of a mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school in December. The new rules allow people with concealed carry permits to bring firearms into public buildings deemed not to have adequate security measures, such as metal detectors and trained guards.

Kansas: Bill Signed into Law to Prevent Taxpayer Funding of Gun Control Advocacy

On Thursday, May 30, Governor Sam Brownback (R) approved a measure to protect the rights of taxpayers by ensuring that public funds are not used to lobby or otherwise advocate for gun control.  This law, House Bill 2162, will take effect on July 1, 2013.   The practice of using taxpayer dollars to fund gun control support and lobby against your Second Amendment rights must be stopped, and the NRA applauds Governor Brownback for signing this important reform into law.

Kansas: State House Approves Bill to Prevent Taxpayer Dollars from Funding Gun Control Advocacy, Goes to the Governor for his Approval

Today, the Kansas House of Representatives approved an important pro-gun reform by an 83 to 28 vote, with 14 members not present.  House Bill 2162, which was recently amended to include language from the NRA-supported Senate Bill 45, passed in the Kansas Senate by a 31 to 6 vote last week and is now eligible for Governor Sam Brownback’s approval.