gun http://kmuw.org en 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 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 NRA And KSRA Behind Push For New Gun-Rights Bill http://kmuw.org/post/nra-and-ksra-behind-push-new-gun-rights-bill <p>Influential gun-rights groups are pushing bill proposals to strip cities and counties of their power to regulate guns.</p><p>The House Federal and State Affairs Committee had a hearing yesterday on the bill, which the National Rifle Association and the Kansas State Rifle Association support.</p><p>It would keep cities and counties from limiting the open carrying of firearms, and bar them from spending tax dollars to administer firearms buyback programs.</p><p>The bill also declares existing ordinances void.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:38:48 +0000 Associated Press 29621 at http://kmuw.org