concealed carry http://kcur.org en Concealed Firearms To Be Allowed In Kansas Capitol http://kcur.org/post/concealed-firearms-be-allowed-kansas-capitol <p>Visitors who have a concealed weapons permit will be allowed to bring guns into the Kansas Statehouse starting in July.</p><p>A state law grants the Legislative Coordinating Council the authority to bar concealed firearms in the Capitol. But at a meeting Thursday, those legislators chose not to discuss any regulations. That means concealed guns will be allowed in the Capitol next month.</p><p>Senate President Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican, says this puts the Statehouse on a par with many other facilities.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:30:36 +0000 Stephen Koranda 57620 at http://kcur.org Concealed Firearms To Be Allowed In Kansas Capitol General Assembly Approves Bill Expanding Gun Rights, Lowers Concealed-Carry Age http://kcur.org/post/general-assembly-approves-bill-expanding-gun-rights-lowers-concealed-carry-age Just hours before adjournment, the Missouri General Assembly has approved a bill that lowers the state’s legal age for carrying concealed weapons to 19 and allows the open carrying of firearms by any person with a valid concealed-carry permit.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit (via Flickr/ M Glasgow)" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201212/gunshowFlickr_M_Glasgow.jpg" alt="" /><p>The bill also allows schools to designate teachers or administrators as "school protection officer Fri, 16 May 2014 20:31:44 +0000 Jo Mannies 55864 at http://kcur.org General Assembly Approves Bill Expanding Gun Rights, Lowers Concealed-Carry Age Tell KCUR: Have You Applied For A Concealed Carry Permit? http://kcur.org/post/tell-kcur-have-you-applied-concealed-carry-permit-1 <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 http://kcur.org Tell KCUR: Have You Applied For A Concealed Carry Permit? Concealed Firearms Now Allowed In Johnson County Public Libraries http://kcur.org/post/concealed-firearms-now-allowed-johnson-county-public-libraries <p>Licensed gun owners in Kansas will now be allowed to bring their concealed weapons into Johnson County public libraries. The expansion of the concealed carry law passed in July by a wide margin in both the Senate and the House. But, the library system was granted a six-month extension to explore increased security, which&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">expired on Jan. 1.</span></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 13:51:24 +0000 Laura Spencer 49161 at http://kcur.org Concealed Carry Changes Soon To Arrive In Kansas, Senate Votes To Defund DMV in Missouri http://kcur.org/post/concealed-carry-changes-soon-arrive-kansas-senate-votes-defund-dmv-missouri <p></p><p>The constitutional right to bear arms has long been viewed as a critical American principle. But, does this right threaten public safety or allow us to better shield ourselves from random gun violence? &nbsp;Starting July 1 it will be legal to bring a concealed weapon into all Kansas buildings with a concealed carry permit unless the building provides "adequate security." &nbsp;In Missouri, state agencies have been under fire for providing concealed carry permit information to federal agents. In response the Senate has voted to defund&nbsp;the DMV. &nbsp;Are these bills and laws necessary? &nbsp;Will they really make us safer? And why do some oppose them?</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 04:58:54 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Matthew Long-Middleton 36044 at http://kcur.org Concealed Carry Changes Soon To Arrive In Kansas, Senate Votes To Defund DMV in Missouri Kan. Gun Law Puts Pressure On Local Governments http://kcur.org/post/kan-gun-law-puts-pressure-local-governments <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Kansas, you can carry a concealed weapon anywhere, unless there’s a “no handgun” sign posted at eye-level at the entrance.</span></p><p>Currently, it’s up to local governments whether or not to allow concealed carry in their public buildings. If they don’t want handguns in their buildings, like any business, they have to post that “no handgun” sign.</p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:38:24 +0000 Monica Sandreczki 35884 at http://kcur.org Kan. Gun Law Puts Pressure On Local Governments Kansas Regents To Study Allowing Guns On Campus http://kcur.org/post/kansas-regents-study-allowing-guns-campus <p>Kansas Board of Regents members say they will study the issue of allowing guns on campuses, but for now they'll continue barring concealed weapons.</p><p>A bill signed into law this week by the governor would allow legally carried concealed weapons in most public buildings, unless the buildings meet certain security requirements. The new law takes effect July 1st, but universities can exempt themselves from the requirement for four years.</p><p>Regent Fred Logan says they don't have time to thoroughly study the issue by July 1st.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:39:25 +0000 Stephen Koranda 35351 at http://kcur.org Nixon: Scanning, Retaining Of Concealed Carry Documents To End http://kcur.org/post/nixon-scanning-retaining-concealed-carry-documents-end <p></p><p>The Missouri Department of Revenue will cease scanning source documents for conceal-carry weapons applicants, also known as CCW’s. &nbsp;This news comes a day after the resignation of now-former DOR Director Brian Long.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:33:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35236 at http://kcur.org ATF And Social Security Requested Missouri's Conceal Carry Weapons List http://kcur.org/post/atf-and-social-security-requested-missouris-conceal-carry-weapons-list <p></p><p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem19.htm">Missouri Senator Kurt Schaefer</a>&nbsp;(R, Columbia)&nbsp;says the<a href="http://dor.mo.gov/">&nbsp;Department of Revenue&nbsp;</a>(DOR)&nbsp;has continued to withhold information from his legislative committee about the list of conceal carry weapons (CCW)&nbsp;holders that the agency compiled for the federal government.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:25:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35231 at http://kcur.org ATF And Social Security Requested Missouri's Conceal Carry Weapons List Ads Question Nixon Administration Record Controversy http://kcur.org/post/ads-question-nixon-administration-record-controversy <p>As the controversy over scanned documents and other personal information continues in Jefferson City, television viewers might get the impression a statewide election is imminent, though it is not.</p><p>The ads begin with an on-screen question: “Is Jay Nixon's administration breaking the law?”</p><p>The commercials proceed, like some campaign ads, but the campaign for governor was last November.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8bfBa4bh3N0" width="560"></iframe></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:30:48 +0000 Steve Bell 34995 at http://kcur.org Ads Question Nixon Administration Record Controversy Mo. Senate Members Grill Public Safety Officials Over Release Of Citizen Conceal-Carry List http://kcur.org/post/mo-senate-members-grill-public-safety-officials-over-release-citizen-conceal-carry-list-0 <p>Budget writers in the Missouri Senate turned their attention Thursday to the Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety as they continue to question why the state’s list of conceal-carry weapons holders was given to the federal government.</p><p>Colonel Ron Replogle testified that the Patrol received a request for the list in November of 2011 from the Social Security Administration, which was conducting a fraud investigation.</p><p>“And our employees felt this was a legitimate criminal investigation, so therefore they released the information," Replogle said.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:14:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34993 at http://kcur.org Mo. Senate Members Grill Public Safety Officials Over Release Of Citizen Conceal-Carry List Kansas Committee Proposes Bill Allowing Concealed Guns In Public Buildings http://kcur.org/post/kansas-committee-proposes-bill-allowing-concealed-guns-public-buildings <p>A Kansas legislative committee has advanced a bill that would expand the number of public buildings in which concealed weapons are allowed. The measure also eliminates the possibility of being criminally charged if a person accidentally brings a legally carried concealed weapon into a building where concealed carry is forbidden.</p><p>Representative Larry Campbell, a Republican from Olathe, proposed the change.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:50:02 +0000 Stephen Koranda 33104 at http://kcur.org Kansas Committee Proposes Bill Allowing Concealed Guns In Public Buildings