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Well yesterday the house and senate voted and passed constitutional carry here in Kansas!! The bill is now headed for the governors desk. I'm 96% sure he will sign the bill... I only say 96% because I personally haven't read the bill and don't know exactly what it entails.

We've had open carry, but now those same people that have or do open carry (and I've only seen one, except for in the LGS's) can now legally carry concealed if they choose. And why not? If they are trusted carrying in the open why not trust them to carry hidden?

Before, if they were carrying open and their weapon accidently got covered up they could be in trouble for concealing, now it won't matter.

The concealed license will stay around and will also provide reciprocity with other states like before.

It is a great day for the 2A here in Kansas!!!
 

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YeeeHaw!!!
 

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Thats great, I hope Texas will do that in a future legislative session!
 

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Honey...pack up the dog and the kids...were moving to kansas.
 

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THat's fantastic news ! I'm hoping more and more states do that until they are all legal , then the government might not be so pushy .
 

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Great news, let us know what happens in the final stage.
 
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Congrats! Don't count your chickens, though. Here in WV the bill made it to the governors desk and he vetoed it. There are words for him that I won't use in polite company.
 

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Assuming Sam Brownback signs the bill, I would imagine it will take effect on July 1, the first day of the 2nd half of the year. Not sure if that's a day things like that happen in other states but here in Kansas it seems to be the norm. July 1st is also my birthday (the big 5-0 this year), so that will be pretty special!!!! :)
 

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Congrats! Don't count your chickens, though. Here in WV the bill made it to the governors desk and he vetoed it. There are words for him that I won't use in polite company.
Well that would be more than enough to piss me off for sure. Especially after all the congress writing I have done lately to help get this passed. :)

The only reason I can see that Sam wouldn't sign this bill is if they added to it something like "upon signing this bill into law the governor will be expected to resign"!!

Last year or the year before, he signed into law the "2a protection act" or whatever it was called, that said the Feds have no rights or standing to change or alter Kansas' gun laws, or to enforce federal laws etc. etc. Even though he expected backlash from them which he got...
 

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Congrats! As noted, hope your guv holds up his end of the bargain.
 
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Outstanding! Keeping my fingers crossed that the Gov will sign. Hope we can get it back in Texas! :thumb:
 
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This one goes out to the Governor of WV. Putz! We have plenty of room here in AZ for freedom loving citizens, come on down :)

I would like to send that to the governor of West Virginia.. Message approved..:thumb:
 

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Gov. Brownback has said he would sign it. Even if he changes his mind, there are enough votes in the state legislature to override a veto.

I will keep my permit due to reciprocity with other states, but my wife is pleased she will be able to carry concealed without the permit once this goes in to effect.

Kansas will be the 5th state to invoke concealed carry without a permit. Only 90% to go!
 

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Gov. Brownback has said he would sign it. Even if he changes his mind, there are enough votes in the state legislature to override a veto.

I will keep my permit due to reciprocity with other states, but my wife is pleased she will be able to carry concealed without the permit once this goes in to effect.

Kansas will be the 5th state to invoke concealed carry without a permit. Only 90% to go!
Yeah I'll keep my license too for the same reason. I just renewed mine early and have over 4 years to go on it still.

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It's done Sam Brownback signed the constitutional carry bill!! Below is the email from KSRA telling of this great day. It will be legal on July 1st of 2015




KANSAS CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY
LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW


History was made in Kansas today! Governor Sam Brownback signed SB45, the Constitutional Carry legislation which passed with large majority bipartisan votes in the Kansas Senate and House of Representatives. KSRA President and Lobbyist, Patricia Stoneking was in attendance at the bill signing and was presented with a ceremonially signed copy of the bill and signing pen. At the bill signing ceremony Governor Brownback recognized Mrs. Stoneking for her many years of hard work to help bring pro-Second Amendment legislation to his desk.

Kansas becomes the 5th state to have true Constitutional Carry. This law gives Kansans the freedom and liberty that is rightfully theirs and removes restrictions on those natural and unalienable rights that have been unconstitutionally imposed on them. It becomes effective July 1, 2015.

The permitting process in Kansas still exists if you wish to obtain a concealed carry permit so that you may exercise reciprocity and carry in other states, travel in and through school zones lawfully and qualify for the NICS exemption when purchasing firearms. Here is a link to a FAQ on SB45 to help answer any questions you may have.

The KSRA would like to thank all of the legislators that voted for this important bill, particularly Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce who authored SB45 and Representative Travis Couture-Lovelady who carried this legislation in the House of Representatives. We also thank the NRA for their support on this legislation as well as the many KSRA members and Kansas gun owners that contacted their legislators urging them to pass SB45. We encourage you to send a note of thanks to the Governor for signing this bill into law and restoring your rights protected by the Second Amendment.

Today is a great day to be a Kansan!




 

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Toto! We are going home
 
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