guns http://kmuw.org en Salina City Commission Places Ban On Open Carry Weapons In City-Owned Buildings http://kmuw.org/post/salina-city-commission-places-ban-open-carry-weapons-city-owned-buildings <p>Open carry of weapons will not be allowed in city-owned buildings in Salina.</p><p>The city commission voted Monday to impose the ban in public buildings currently exempt from the state's concealed carry law. The state allows concealed carry in public buildings but Salina was granted a four-year exemption from that law last year.</p><p>City Manager Justin Gage said that to prohibit open carry in city-owned buildings, commissioners needed to pass a resolution directing staff to post signs on the buildings. He says the ordinance will not cost the city much money.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:20:41 +0000 Associated Press 37915 at http://kmuw.org Federal Advocacy Group To Challenge Kansas Gun Law http://kmuw.org/post/federal-advocacy-group-challenge-kansas-gun-law <p>A national gun-control group says it is planning to challenge a Kansas law declaring that the federal government has no authority to regulate guns that are manufactured, sold and kept only in the state.</p><p>The Washington-based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced Monday that it would file a federal lawsuit against the state law.</p><p>The Kansas law was enacted in 2013 and makes it a felony for any U.S. government employee to attempt to enforce a federal regulation or treaty when it comes to Kansas-only firearms, ammunition or accessories.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:17:36 +0000 Associated Press 37120 at http://kmuw.org KS Statehouse Visitors Can Now Carry Hidden Guns http://kmuw.org/post/ks-statehouse-visitors-can-now-carry-hidden-guns <p></p><p></p><p>Visitors with a concealed carry permit can now bring handguns into the Kansas Statehouse. The change took effect this week, and Statehouse security officers have a process in place to determine who's carrying in the Capitol. Stephen Koranda reports.</p><p></p><p>Visitors with a firearm will need to provide their concealed carry permit and a photo ID. Kansas Capitol Police Officer Stephen Crumpler says staff will screen the person for other weapons and use a system to double-check that the concealed carry permit is valid.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:24:04 +0000 Stephen Koranda 36909 at http://kmuw.org KS Statehouse Visitors Can Now Carry Hidden Guns Concealed Firearms To Be Allowed in Kansas Capitol http://kmuw.org/post/concealed-firearms-be-allowed-kansas-capitol <p>Visitors with a concealed weapons permit will be allowed to bring guns into the Kansas Statehouse starting in July.</p><p>As Stephen Koranda reports, that comes after a group of legislators chose not to regulate carrying concealed guns in the Capitol.</p><p></p><p>A Kansas law grants the Legislative Coordinating Council the authority to bar concealed weapons in the Statehouse. But at their meeting, the council did not take up the issue.</p><p>That means concealed carry in the Statehouse will be allowed next month.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:14:17 +0000 Stephen Koranda 36256 at http://kmuw.org Lawmakers Consider Banning Guns From The Kansas Statehouse http://kmuw.org/post/lawmakers-consider-banning-guns-kansas-statehouse <p>Visitors will be allowed to bring concealed guns into the Kansas Statehouse beginning in July unless legislative leaders intervene.</p><p>Top lawmakers are reviewing the issue at a meeting on Thursday. If they don’t act this month, holders of concealed carry permits will be able to enter the building with their weapons.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:53:20 +0000 Associated Press 36194 at http://kmuw.org UPDATE: Kansas Senate Expected To Approve State Regulation For Firearms http://kmuw.org/post/update-kansas-senate-expected-approve-state-regulation-firearms <p><em><strong>UPDATE : </strong>The Kansas Senate is expected to approve a bill that strips cities and counties of their power to regulate firearms and voids existing gun ordinances.</em></p><p><em>The bill facing a final vote today would ensure that the open carrying of firearms is legal across the state, though local officials could still prevent it inside public buildings.</em></p><p>The Kansas Senate will debate a bill on Tuesday that strips cities and counties of their power to regulate firearms.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:58:47 +0000 Associated Press 32331 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: Kansas' True Love http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-kansas-true-love <p></p><p>Happy Valentine's Day to all you googly-eyed lovers out there! Give your honey an extra little squeeze this morning, safe and secure in the knowledge that your Kansas Legislature is working tirelessly in defense of the sanctity of the right kind of marriage. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 30232 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: Kansas' True Love State House Will Soon Consider Bill That Strips Local Governments' Power To Regulate Guns http://kmuw.org/post/state-house-will-soon-consider-bill-strips-local-governments-power-regulate-guns <p>The full Kansas House could consider a bill soon that voids local government firearm regulations.</p><p>A House committee amended and approved the legislation yesterday.</p><p>The bill would keep local governments from regulating the open carry of firearms.</p><p>Committee members added a provision saying Kansans could carry a loaded gun in their vehicle anywhere in the state, without requiring a concealed weapons permit. Now, local governments can bar keeping a loaded gun on your seat or in your glovebox.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:01:43 +0000 Stephen Koranda 30203 at http://kmuw.org UPDATE: House Committee Approves And Expands Bill To Void Local Gun Ordinances In Kansas http://kmuw.org/post/update-house-committee-approves-and-expands-bill-void-local-gun-ordinances-kansas <p><em><strong>Update 11:49am Wednesday</strong>: The Federal and State Affairs expanded gun-rights legislation Wednesday before approving it. The committee's unanimous voice vote sends the measure to the House for debate, as early as next week. Under the expanded bill, Kansas residents would be able to carry loaded handguns in their vehicles.</em></p><p>The House Federal and State Affairs committee is taking up legislation Wednesday that would strip cities and counties of the power to regulate guns or block open carry.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:02:05 +0000 Associated Press 30153 at http://kmuw.org Bill Strips Local Governments' Power To Regulate Firearms And Limits Buyback Programs http://kmuw.org/post/bill-strips-local-governments-power-regulate-firearms-and-limits-buyback-programs <p>Kansas legislators are considering new gun-rights proposals.</p><p>The bill would strip cities and counties of any power to regulate guns, as well as limit local programs to buy guns back from their owners.</p><p>The House Federal and State Affairs Committee scheduled a hearing this morning on a sweeping bill containing the new measures.</p><p>The bill would keep cities and counties from enacting bans on the open carrying of firearms and prevent them from spending tax dollars to administer firearms buyback programs.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:51:25 +0000 Associated Press 29568 at http://kmuw.org