Wichita To Allow Open Carry Of Guns

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wichitans will soon be able to carry their guns in plain sight.

The Wichita City Council passed an amendment to its open carry ordinance to comply with state law. Now gun owners will be able to carry a gun in the open as long as it's in a holster and on safety.

"I would look at it as a safety thing. With open carry, it's more of a safety issue to me then a right or something," said Bullseye Shooting Range owner Mike Relihan.

The open carry law went into effect in Kansas in 2007. Wichita continued to ban it until this week when the Attorney General issued an opinion saying the city had to comply with state law.

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