Government
1:25 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Should KS Drop Antique Guns From State Definition of 'Firearms?'

Not everyone's happy with a proposal to drop antique guns from the definition of firearms, as part of a bill to change Kansas' firearms regulations. Assistant attorney general C.W. Klebe discussed the proposed changes Wednesday before a Senate committee.

The changes include new regulations that clarify local governments can't bar concealed-carry license holders from bringing guns into their jurisdictions. It's not clear if this regulation change will apply to out-of-state visitors while they are in Kansas. 

Another change would remove older guns such as matchlock, flintlock or muzzle loader rifles from the definition of firearms. Former Topeka police chief Ed Klumpp says law enforcement agencies are concerned about how changing the definition of firearms could affect crimes like selling a firearm to a felon.