guns en Brady Group Sues Over Kansas Law Voiding Federal Gun Rules <p></p><p>A national gun control group on Wednesday challenged the constitutionality of a Kansas law that nullifies federal gun laws in the state.</p><p>In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Kansas City, Kan., The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence alleges the law’s provisions are “unconstitutional on their face under long-standing, fundamental legal principles.”</p><p>“Neither the Kansas legislature, nor any state legislature, is empowered to declare federal law ‘invalid,’ or to criminalize the enforcement of federal law,” the complaint asserts.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:41:26 +0000 Dan Margolies 58602 at Brady Group Sues Over Kansas Law Voiding Federal Gun Rules Kansas Statehouse Visitors Can Now Carry Hidden Firearms <p>Visitors with a concealed carry permit can now bring handguns into the Kansas Statehouse.</p><p>The change took effect this week, and Statehouse security officers have a process in place to determine who's carrying in the Capitol. Visitors with a firearm will need to provide their concealed carry permit and a photo ID.</p><p>Kansas Capitol Police Officer Stephen Crumpler says staff will screen the person for other weapons and use a system to double-check that the concealed carry permit is valid.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:17:56 +0000 Stephen Koranda 58329 at Using Science To Stop Violence <p>An expert on the epidemic of gun violence that has gripped Kansas City and cities across the country for decades, says the issue has been "completely misunderstood."</p><p>In the second part of Wednesday's <a href=""><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with him about his method of viewing violence as an epidemic, a condition that can be reversed using "science-based methods."</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:44:21 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 51507 at Using Science To Stop Violence Missouri Senate Strips Gun Theft Reporting Amendment From Nullification Bill The Missouri Senate has stripped an amendment from the gun-control nullification bill that would have required an individual to report a stolen gun within 72 hours.<p>The move comes five days after the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action <a href="">announced its opposition</a> to <a href="">Senate Bill 613</a> because of the amendme Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:17:39 +0000 Marshall Griffin 51436 at Missouri Senate Strips Gun Theft Reporting Amendment From Nullification Bill Tell KCUR: Have You Applied For A Concealed Carry Permit? <p>Record numbers of people have applied for concealed carry handgun permits in Kansas.</p><p>More than 24,000 applied in 2013, exceeding the previous year’s applications by 50 percent.</p><p>We want to know if you were part of that number.</p><p>Tell KCUR: Did you apply for a permit to carry a concealed gun in 2013? Why or Why not?</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 00:26:51 +0000 Alyson Raletz 49365 at Tell KCUR: Have You Applied For A Concealed Carry Permit? Overland Park Police At Loss To Define Shooting Violence <p></p><p>Overland Park, Kan. police say they can make no connection between Monday night&rsquo;s gun assault on a house in the ten thousand block of Kessler and other violent crimes this summer.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>A wounded 8-year-old boy, shot in the shoulder, is recovering.</p><p>His mother and two younger children in the house were unharmed.</p><p>As many as ten shots were fired into the house and police are unable to find a credible witness to identify the shooter or shooters.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A dark colored sedan was seen speeding away.</span></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:45:37 +0000 Dan Verbeck 44529 at Preschoolers & Gunplay: What's Normal? <p>Playing cops and robbers is just part of normal childhood, right? Should we be more concerned about what children learn through these games?</p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 42485 at Preschoolers & Gunplay: What's Normal? Kansas City Council To Consider Slap At Gun Makers <p></p><p>If the Kansas City Council agrees, city pension system funds will&nbsp; not be invested in companies that make guns.&nbsp;</p><p>The resolution passed a Council Committee with one dissenting vote.</p><p></p><p>The police commission retirement board will be asked to do the same.</p><p>The Finance, Governance and Ethics Committee voted to forward the resolution after hearing Mayor Sly James argue it’s&nbsp; time to send a message to gun manufacturers.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:38:24 +0000 Dan Verbeck 40382 at Kansas City Council To Consider Slap At Gun Makers KC Council Will Wait On Traffic Lights <p>A city council committee set a hot button issue aside to cool for another week. The debate is over the city turning off 37 traffic lights in east-central Kansas City which by federal standards are no longer needed.</p><p><strong>Traffic light changes stopped for one week</strong></p><p>Some area residents did not agree with the city manager that four-way stop signs would be safer at intersections that were near schools. And a resolution to turn 23 of the 37 back on was introduced.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:47:33 +0000 Steve Bell 40061 at Missouri House Passes Bill Allowing Guns In Parked Cars On Business Property <p>The <a href="">Missouri House</a> has passed yet another bill that expands the rights of gun owners, less than 24 hours after passing legislation aimed at blocking the federal government from enforcing federal gun laws in the Show-Me State.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:13:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35731 at Proposed Legislation Would Require Gun Owning Parents To Notify Schools <p>Legislation filed in the Missouri Senate would require parents to notify their kids’ schools if they are gun owners. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:00:06 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30838 at Top Of The Morning News: December 24, 2012 <p>Gun shows, Missouri Medicaid expansion &amp; more: Your morning news from KCUR.</p><p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 16:06:25 +0000 Dan Verbeck 29467 at Top Of The Morning News: December 24, 2012 Bigger, Taller, Stronger: Guns Change What You See <a href="" target="_blank">A new study</a> out of UCLA suggests that when people wield a gun, they don't just <em><em>feel</em></em> bigger and stronger — it makes others think they <em><em>are </em></em>bigger and stronger.<p>In the study, survey participants were asked to look at pictures of a hand <a href=";representation=PNG_L" target="_blank">holding various items</a>, including a power drill, a caulk gun, a Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:08:00 +0000 NPR Staff 16066 at Bigger, Taller, Stronger: Guns Change What You See