Overland Park Considering Restricting Open Carry

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Overland Park city officials are considering adding some restrictions to a new ordinance that allows residents to openly carry weapons.

The city council voted last month to allow gun owners to carry firearms in public places if they are kept in holsters with the safety engaged. Guns are not allowed in city-owned buildings.

Since then, councilman Jim Hix says council members have been inundated with complaints from Overland Park residents.

The Kansas City Star reports the council will consider next month requiring those openly carrying weapons to have the same permits currently required to carry concealed weapons.

Earl McIntosh, with the Libertarian Party, says he believes a legal challenge would be filed if Overland Park tries to change its open carry law.

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