concealed carry

9:22 am
Tue July 22, 2014

KS Attorney General Plans Public Hearing On Regulations For Gun Signs

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.

10:23 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Attorney General Gathering Input On Signs For Places That Bar Openly Carried Firearms

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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5:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

The Glory Of The Thundershirt

Credit Blake Facey / Flickr / Creative Commons

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.

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.

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8:59 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Capitol Police: State Lawmakers With Guns In The Kansas Statehouse Could 'Lead To Problems'

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.

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8:41 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Concealed Guns Now Allowed In 91 Out Of 107 Public Buildings In Wichita

Wichita will allow concealed guns in nearly all of its city-owned buildings including libraries, recreational centers, CityArts and the Wichita Art Museum.

The city council voted on Tuesday to allow people carrying concealed guns in all but 16 of 107 city-owned buildings, beginning Jan. 1.

The Wichita Eagle reports that council member Janet Miller called the vote a "tragedy."

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Gun Laws
5:23 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Schmidt Offers Opinion On Concealed Carry At The Polls

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.

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5:43 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Abortion Groups Disagree Over Concealed Carry Comments

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.

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8:10 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Georgia Is The Next State To Recognize Your Kansas Concealed Carry Permits

Kansas residents with concealed carry permits can now carry their weapons in Georgia.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt says that Georgia has become the 33rd state to honor permits issued in Kansas.
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. 
The new law also requires people with concealed carry permits who move to Kansas to obtain a state-issued concealed carry license.
The changes took effect in July.  

7:12 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Kansas Board Of Regents Wants Concealed Carry Study

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.

11:43 am
Fri August 2, 2013

If You Have a Kansas Permit, You Can Now Also Carry Your Gun In Wyoming

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.