Kansas Statehouse
3:30 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Concealed Firearms To Be Allowed In Kansas Capitol

Kansas lawmakers decided not to ban concealed firearms in the capital building.
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Visitors who have a concealed weapons permit will be allowed to bring guns into the Kansas Statehouse starting in July.

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.

Senate President Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican, says this puts the Statehouse on a par with many other facilities.

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5:55 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Kansas City Experiences Rise In Unintentional Firearms Injuries

Outside the emergency room at Truman Medical Centers. In 2002, there were 43 reported emergency room visits (by city residents at ER's throughout the region) due to the unintentional use of guns. By 2010, that had more than doubled to 90 reported visits.
Credit Elana Gordon / KCUR

Firearms related deaths among Kansas City residents have remained steady over the last decade. While that’s still unsettling, health officials have identified an especially troublesome trend.

Over the last decade, homicide rates have gone down in Kansas City. Even so, about 100 residents are killed each year from guns. That breaks down to about two people every week.

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4:48 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Evidence Lacking: Local Doctor On Effectively Treating Traumatic Stress In Kids

Recent tragedies in Connecticut and Colorado have elevated the discussion around firearms and more recently, around how to best respond to kids who’ve experienced trauma like a school shooting or community violence.

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5:06 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

State Legislators In Missouri Discuss Firearms In The Classroom

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback unveiled his new public school funding proposal Wednesday.

Legislation pre-filed in the Missouri House would allow teachers to carry firearms in their classrooms.

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