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Proposal For Concealed Guns Without Permit

Associated Press - February 12, 2015 4:54 pm

Gun-rights groups in Kansas are telling legislators that the state should allow its residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit.

The Kansas Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee heard testimony Thursday on a bill ending a requirement for people wanting to carry concealed to get a state permit. The panel took no action.

A permit costs $132.50, and a person must undergo eight hours of training to get one.

Lobbyists for the National Rifle and Kansas State Rifle associations noted that Kansas law has long allowed the open carrying of weapons and said people shouldn’t need a state permit to exercise gun-ownership rights protected by the state and federal constitutions.

But Salina resident and NRA member David Nichols says he doesn’t want untrained people carrying concealed weapons.

Ray Rhodes

February 13, 2015 at 8:17 am

What about the face that untrained people can carry openly in Kansas right now. Why should I have to pay almost 300 for the right to carry concled.

Criminals dont pay, they dont pass any background checks, they don’t follow the laws when hiding their guns.

Why should a law abiding citizen, that has passed a background check, that can openly carry the same weapon. Mr Nicols is concerned about hiding. Have to pay him or other insturctors for that right.

Musak Man

February 13, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Well, for one…..I dont think people should be open carrying guns around town anyway. To many nut balls, loonie tunes, psychos and freaks of nature out there that shouldn’t have a gun in the first place. I think if your going to carry a gun PERIOD…you should have to be at least a little trained, know the rules, ect…… but I dont get to make that call. All i can do is what I can do for me….stay up on rules and laws, practice, pay my fees and be a responsible gun owner in Kansas.

David Nichols

February 23, 2015 at 8:09 pm

Here is what this article failed to inform you of. My only concern is for the safety and welfare of law abiding citizens. I am all for the 2nd amendment. I have been a member of the NRA since 1977 and a life member since 1983. I am a 20 veteran of the Marine Corps. The criminal element is not my concern. You will always have the criminal element. The average citizen doesn’t know what deadly force is and when they can legally use deadly force or what assault is or what battery is or the numerous liabilities they will be responsible for when they start to carry a concealed handgun. It is my belief that anyone that wants to carry a firearm in public for self defense, should have proper training. SB-45 does away with licensing, training and background. Fine do away with the licensing and with the fees and do away with back ground, but not the training. There would be several ways to implement this requirement that could make it free. These are my learned opinions, of which I am entitled to.

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