Kansas Senate Tables Vote On Concealed Weapons Bill

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Kansas Senate has indefinitely tabled a bill allowing gun owners with concealed-carry permits to bring their weapons into more public buildings.

Thursday's 22-17 vote tabling the measure leaves its chances for reaching Gov. Sam Brownback in question. The House had approved the bill in March.

The measure would prohibit many state and local agencies from banning concealed guns on their premises unless they could show they had adequate security.

Hospitals and colleges could ban concealed weapons, but would have to explain their reasons to the attorney general's office.

The bill was prompted by the Kansas Board of Regents' ban on firearms on state university campuses.

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