UPDATE: Kansas Legislators Send Gun Bills To Brownback

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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UPDATE: Saturday, April 6, 2013

Kansas legislators have sent Gov. Sam Brownback bills that would let people carry concealed firearms into more public buildings and prevent federal agents from confiscating weapons made in the state.

The bills received large majorities Friday as legislators adjourned to begin a monthlong break.

One measure would allow concealed weapons to be carried into public buildings that lack adequate security measures defined by the bill. It also would allow schools and colleges to arm employees.

The other bill declares that the federal government has no power to regulate guns, ammunition and accessories that are made, sold and kept exclusively in Kansas. The bill would make it a felony for a federal agent to enforce restrictions on such items.

Supporters say the bill is constitutional because the items wouldn't leave Kansas.

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Kansas Senate has approved legislation that would let people carry concealed weapons into more public buildings and allow schools and colleges to arm employees.

Friday's 32-7 vote sent the measure to the House, where a separate gun-related measure is pending.

The concealed-carry bill would let people with permits bring firearms into public buildings deemed to have adequate security, such as metal detectors and trained guards. The bill includes the Statehouse, but only if legislative leaders decide the building is secure after a 10-year renovation is finished in 2014.

The other bill declares that the federal government has no power to regulate guns, ammunition and accessories that are made, sold and kept exclusively in Kansas. The bill would make it a felony for a federal agent to enforce restrictions on such items.


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