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Thu Apr 24, 2014, 08:04 PM

 

Kansas will nullify local regulation of guns

Source: SFGate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas will strip cities and counties of their power to regulate guns and nullify local gun regulations in July, ensuring it will be legal across the state to openly carry firearms and adding to a string of victories in recent years by gun-rights advocates.

Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday that he signed a bill late the previous day preventing local officials from restricting the sale of firearms and ammunition or regulating how guns are transported and stored. The National Rifle Association has described the legislation as a model for states seeking to strip local officials of gun-regulating powers. "Kansans have long believed the right to bear arms is a constitutional right," the governor said in a statement.

Jonathan Lowy of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence said it was offensive for Brownback to sign the measure less than two weeks after a man with Ku Klux Klan ties fatally shot two people behind a Jewish community center in Overland Park and another person at a retirement community. Lowy said the Washington-based center will consider challenging the new Kansas law. "It is outrageous. It's contrary to public safety, and it's undemocratic," Lowy said. "This is certainly one of the more extreme pre-emption laws that I've seen."

Kansas law doesn't expressly forbid the open carrying of firearms, and the attorney general's office has in the past told local officials some restrictions are allowed. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., has prohibited the practice, but the new law sweeps any such ban away, except to allow cities and counties to prevent openly carried weapons inside public buildings.

Read more: http://m.sfgate.com/news/article/Kansas-will-nullify-local-regulation-of-guns-5424037.php



It also streamlines the paperwork for acquiring silencers and SBRs (short barreled rifles) which, given how absurdly long it's currently taking for approval (almost a year) is certainly a good thing.

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Response to Jgarrick (Original post)

Thu Apr 24, 2014, 08:06 PM

1. Gun nuts love to run back to their beloved Confederacy era nullification fetish. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 24, 2014, 08:10 PM

2. Kansas was a Union state.

Nt

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Response to davepc (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 24, 2014, 08:13 PM

3. Any gun show in any state is a virtual Confederacy.

Anyway, I clarified my post.

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Response to Jgarrick (Original post)

Thu Apr 24, 2014, 08:13 PM

4. Kansas is known as Brownbackistan and we are regressing!

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Response to LibGranny (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 24, 2014, 10:29 PM

9. Earth really does need some type of intergalactic intervention. n/t

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Response to Jgarrick (Original post)

Thu Apr 24, 2014, 09:02 PM

5. Anti-Big Government Conservatives...

 

Hyp, hyp, hypocrisy!!!

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Response to Jgarrick (Original post)

Thu Apr 24, 2014, 09:30 PM

6. West Virginia recently did the same thing.

It's all about home rule and common sense gun regulation.

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Response to Jgarrick (Original post)

Thu Apr 24, 2014, 09:36 PM

7. Fee, fi, fo, fallic/I smeel the stench of a bill from ALEC

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Response to Jgarrick (Original post)

Thu Apr 24, 2014, 09:37 PM

8. Uniform gun laws across the state are a good thing.


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