concealed carry http://kmuw.org en Capitol Police: State Lawmakers With Guns In The Kansas Statehouse Could 'Lead To Problems' http://kmuw.org/post/capitol-police-state-lawmakers-guns-kansas-statehouse-could-lead-problems <p>The new concealed carry law allows state lawmakers to carry concealed guns into the Kansas Statehouse.</p><p>Capitol Police told lawmakers yesterday that could lead to problems.</p><p>The was designed to allow people with concealed carry permits to bring their weapons into public buildings. The weapons can't be banned unless the buildings have security measures, like metal detectors, in place.</p><p>However, the law written so that legislators--who have greater access to the building than the general public--can legally carry concealed weapons if they hold state permits.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:59:50 +0000 Associated Press 27857 at http://kmuw.org Concealed Guns Now Allowed In 91 Out Of 107 Public Buildings In Wichita http://kmuw.org/post/concealed-guns-now-allowed-91-out-107-public-buildings-wichita <p>Wichita will allow concealed guns in nearly all of its city-owned buildings including libraries, recreational centers, CityArts and the Wichita Art Museum.</p><p>The city council voted on Tuesday to allow people carrying concealed guns in all but <a href="http://wichitaks.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?meta_id=128070&amp;view&amp;showpdf=1">16 of 107 city-owned buildings</a>, beginning Jan. 1.</p><p>The Wichita Eagle reports that council member Janet Miller called the vote a "tragedy."</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:41:44 +0000 Associated Press 27472 at http://kmuw.org Schmidt Offers Opinion On Concealed Carry At The Polls http://kmuw.org/post/schmidt-offers-opinion-concealed-carry-polls <p>Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is offering guidance on how the state's concealed carry law applies to buildings used as polling places on election days. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 23:23:42 +0000 Associated Press 26928 at http://kmuw.org Abortion Groups Disagree Over Concealed Carry Comments http://kmuw.org/post/abortion-groups-disagree-over-concealed-carry-comments <p>Two Kansas anti-abortion groups are distancing themselves from comments from another abortion foe suggesting the state's new concealed carry law could increase the threat of shootings outside a Wichita clinic. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:43:25 +0000 Associated Press 22016 at http://kmuw.org Georgia Is The Next State To Recognize Your Kansas Concealed Carry Permits http://kmuw.org/post/georgia-next-state-recognize-your-kansas-concealed-carry-permits <p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Kansas residents with concealed carry permits can now carry their weapons in Georgia.<br>&nbsp;<br>Attorney General Derek Schmidt says that Georgia has become the 33rd state to honor permits issued in Kansas.<br>&nbsp;<br>Kansas lawmakers passed new gun legislation this year that recognizes all valid out-of-state permits when a non-resident permit holder is traveling in Kansas.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>The new law also requires people with concealed carry permits who move to Kansas to obtain a state-issued concealed carry license. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:10:13 +0000 Associated Press 21975 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Board Of Regents Wants Concealed Carry Study http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-board-regents-wants-concealed-carry-study <p>The Kansas Board of Regents wants an in-depth study of a new law that allows more concealed weapons into public buildings.<br><br>The regents decided to pursue the study during their annual retreat Tuesday.<br><br>The law took effect July 1.<br><br>It allows Kansans with concealed carry permits to carry weapons on public college campuses. The regents have requested an immediate six-month exemption for universities, and could later seek an extension through 2017.<br> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:12:22 +0000 Associated Press 21913 at http://kmuw.org If You Have a Kansas Permit, You Can Now Also Carry Your Gun In Wyoming http://kmuw.org/post/if-you-have-kansas-permit-you-can-now-also-carry-your-gun-wyoming <p>Kansas concealed carry permit holders will now be allowed to carry their weapons in Wyoming.</p><p>Attorney General Derek Schmidt says that Wyoming has become the 32nd state to honor permits issued in Kansas. The decision is a result of legislation Kansas lawmakers passed this year.</p><p>The law recognizes all valid out-of-state permits when a non-resident permit holder is traveling in Kansas. The new state law also requires people with concealed carry permits who move to Kansas to obtain a Kansas-issued license to legally continue carrying concealed guns.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:43:34 +0000 Associated Press 21356 at http://kmuw.org Licensed Guns Now Allowed In State Buildings http://kmuw.org/post/licensed-guns-now-allowed-state-buildings <p>As of Monday, properly licensed firearms will be allowed in all state office buildings, except those exempted by law.<br><br>The new law stipulates that concealed carry is permitted in any state or municipal building unless the building has adequate security measures to make sure no weapons are allowed inside.<br><br>State correctional facilities, courtrooms and law enforcement agencies are generally exempt from the new law.<br><br>Some state health care facilities and post-secondary educational facilities have asked for temporary exemptions from the law.<br> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:17:57 +0000 Kate Clause 19697 at http://kmuw.org New Gun Law Means You May Need New A 'No Guns' Sign On Your Building http://kmuw.org/post/new-gun-law-means-you-may-need-new-no-guns-sign-your-building <p>Attorney General Derek Schmidt says counties and cities that exempt themselves from a new law on concealed weapons need to change any "No Guns" signs on public buildings.<br><br>The law, which takes effect Monday, allows people with concealed-carry permits to bring their guns into public buildings that don't have adequate security, such as screening.<br><br>Many cities and counties have taken advantage of a provision letting them exempt their buildings for six months.<br> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:21:50 +0000 Associated Press 19516 at http://kmuw.org Sen. Knox Defends His Concealed Carry Law Before Legislature http://kmuw.org/post/sen-knox-defends-his-concealed-carry-law-legislature <p>The architect of the new <a href="http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/measures/hb2052/">Kansas concealed-carry gun law </a>used the final day of the 2013 legislative session Thursday to respond to his critics.</p><p>Republican Senator Forrest Knox of Altoona, Kan.,&nbsp; urged local governments, schools and courts to abide by the letter <em>and </em> the spirit of the law.</p><p>"Armed and law-abiding citizens in Kansas are not a problem," Knox says. "Matter of fact, they're a solution, when trouble comes."</p><p>He says the law is intended to enhance public safety.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:42:27 +0000 Jim McClean 19243 at http://kmuw.org