Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
Kansas Senate Passes Gun Bill Voiding Local Laws
04/02/2014

Kansans may soon see new laws for gun and weapon owners.

The Kansas Senate passed a bill Wednesday, stripping local gun laws and leaving the state in charge.

"There's certainly different circumstances in different places but I think one of the things that the legislature looks at is trying to be consistent," said Mike Relihan, owner of Bullseye Shooting Range in Wichita.

For example, Relihan said if a gun owner were to drive through the Kansas City-area, they could face up to six different gun laws in that region alone.

"Plus, there are certain cities that might do something within a state that would be in conflict with their state law and makes things difficult," he said.

However, some groups like the League of Kansas Municipalities said the senate's move is illegal.

"Municipalities have a constitutional right to control things of local concern, and that's what we're trying to protect because there are a lot of issues that are not necessarily a statewide concern," said Eric Smith, league counsel for LKM. "Each local municipality, depending on what their constituents, what their citizens believe, make the determination of how something should or shouldn't be regulated."

Smith said the league does not support or oppose gun control, but they are most concerned about a city's right to regulate. Also, Smith said the bill may create problems. If passed, cities could not force workers to reveal their concealed carry license.

"We have issue with that because we can envision where, if someone as a supervisor happens to see that someone's carrying a weapon, we believe it becomes a personnel issue as to where that person's legally able to do that or not," Smith said. "And this statute, essentially, protects them from having to disclose that fact. That was our main objection to the bill."

© AP
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.
laraza 04/03/2014 7:01 AM
Go after corrupt judges and prosecutor s county commissioner s city council who are corrupt and dirty



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Head On Crash Claims The Life of a Liberal Woman
UPDATE:Sublette Woman Arrested On Child Endangerment Charges
Four Dead in Texas Panhandle Wreck
Two Indicted On Document Fraud
Injury Accident Reported In Liberal
Liberal Firefighters Repond To A Residential Fire
Lincoln Descendant Dies In Forgan Oklahoma
BJ's Absorb Another Loss and Won't Attend NBC
Headrick Wins 5 State Fair Queen
Winners Split Jackpot at Summer Bingo Party
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Hot, Dry Conditions Stress Kansas Crops
Citizenship Classes To Begin
Dr. Valdez To Relocate To Wichita Area
Summer Art Camp At Wildhorse Gallery
Head On Crash Claims The Life of a Liberal Woman
Winners Split Jackpot at Summer Bingo Party
Headrick Wins 5 State Fair Queen
SOUTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER EARNS EXCELLENCE THROUGH INSIGHT AWARD
Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive
Injury Accident Reported In Liberal
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group