Overland Park Mayor Says Open Carry Won't Change Suburb

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

The mayor of the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park doesn't expect to see a lot of people walking around with firearms now that the Kansas City suburb's city council has approved an ordinance allowing open carry in public areas.

Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach told The Kansas City Star that Wichita didn't see that happen when it adopted a similar ordinance in July.

Overland Park's City Council passed the new law this week. It allows gun owners to openly carry firearms in public places if they keep the weapons in holsters with the safety engaged and within their immediate control.

The law applies to all public places except buildings that have signs prohibiting weapons. The ordinance allows any legal gun owner to openly display a firearm in public.


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