Lawmakers are considering a bill that would prevent local governments from barring openly carried firearms.
The Libertarian Party of Kansas has sued the communities that bar open carry, saying their ordinances violate state law, but lawmakers are also looking at the issue. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee held a hearing on the bill Thursday.
Currently, some communities ban open carry, but the bill before the committee would throw out those ordinances.
Allan Rothlisberg, a Republican from Grandview Plaza, says the Second Amendment protects open carry.