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Kansas Senate Advances Bill Loosening Concealed Carry Rules

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Kansans could carry a concealed gun without a permit under a bill that has advanced in the state Senate. Currently, Kansans need to get a permit, which requires training and a background check. Republican Senator Jacob LaTurner says you can already openly carry a gun without a permit.


“This issue is about our 2nd Amendment right, which we’re guaranteed under the state Constitution and the federal Constitution. This bill gets us closer in line with what many of us believe was the intent,” says LaTurner.

Democratic Senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau (oh-LEE-thuh fowst-goo-DOUGH) has concerns about eliminating the training requirement.


"I think that carrying without that training may, down the road, have some dangerous side effects to it,” says Faust-Goudeau.

A final vote on the measure is expected Thursday.

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