concealed carry http://kmuw.org en KS Attorney General Plans Public Hearing On Regulations For Gun Signs http://kmuw.org/post/ks-attorney-general-plans-public-hearing-regulations-gun-signs <p>Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt plans to have a public hearing in September on new regulations for signs that businesses and groups must post if they want to ban guns from their premises.</p><p>The hearing is set for Sept. 17 in the building near the Kansas Statehouse that houses the attorney general's office.</p><p>A state law that took effect this month makes the open carrying of guns legal across the state. But businesses and groups still can ban both concealed and unconcealed guns from their premises if they post signs.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:22:03 +0000 Associated Press 37835 at http://kmuw.org Attorney General Gathering Input On Signs For Places That Bar Openly Carried Firearms http://kmuw.org/post/attorney-general-gathering-input-signs-places-bar-openly-carried-firearms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kan. Attorney Gen. Derek Schmidt is holding a meeting Wednesday, May 28, to discuss regulations for signs that people must post to keep guns off their premises. Schmidt's office is soliciting public input about what should be required for the new "no-gun signs." </span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:23:48 +0000 Kate Clause & Associated Press 35122 at http://kmuw.org The Glory Of The Thundershirt http://kmuw.org/post/glory-thundershirt <p></p><p>Hooray for Thundershirts! Our dog, Lucy, is deathly afraid of thunderstorms and firecracker pops. She would nervously pace the house every time a storm came or on the Fourth of July, virtually inconsolable, shaking and cowering until the noise stopped.</p><p>Then a friend told us about the Thundershirt. It’s basically a wrap-around for dogs that attaches with Velcro and somehow provides them the comfort they need to make it through the rumbles and explosions of our violent Kansas storms. The Thundershirt has saved the day for Lucy.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 34153 at http://kmuw.org The Glory Of The Thundershirt 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