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.
The hearing is set for Sept. 17 in the building near the Kansas Statehouse that houses the attorney general's office.
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.
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."
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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.
The new concealed carry law allows state lawmakers to carry concealed guns into the Kansas Statehouse.
Capitol Police told lawmakers yesterday that could lead to problems.
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.
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.
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.
The Kansas Board of Regents wants an in-depth study of a new law that allows more concealed weapons into public buildings.
The regents decided to pursue the study during their annual retreat Tuesday.
The law took effect July 1.
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.
Kansas concealed carry permit holders will now be allowed to carry their weapons in Wyoming.
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.
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.