Proposed Gun Law Changes Discussed By Lawmakers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Some law enforcement groups are not happy with a proposal to drop antique guns from the definition of firearms, as part of a bill to change Kansas' firearms regulations.

Assistant attorney general C.W. Klebe discussed the proposed changes Wednesday before a Senate committee.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports new regulations would clarify that local governments can't bar concealed-carry license holders from bringing guns into their jurisdictions. One lawmaker questioned if the state couldn't require out-of-state visitors to follow Kansas laws.

Another change would remove older guns such as matchlock, flintlock or muzzle loader rifles from the definition of firearms.

Former Topeka police chief Ed Klumpp, says law enforcement agencies are concerned about how changing the definition of firearms might impact such crimes as selling a firearm to a felon.

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