House Overrides Governor's Veto on Concealed Guns Bill

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The House takes the first step toward overriding Governor Sebelius' veto of a bill to prevent cities and counties from setting limits on Kansans with state permits to carry concealed guns.

The vote was 98-to-26: 14 more votes than the two-thirds necessary to override a veto.

The legislation now moves to the Senate and if that chamber overrides the veto, then it would become law. The Senate needs 27 votes to override. It originally passed there 29-to-11.

The bill was in reaction to efforts by some cities, especially in Johnson County, to impose their own requirements.

Supporters say the state should set the requirements for concealed guns so they will be uniform statewide, avoiding the possibility of someone unknowingly violating some local concealed gun ordinance that goes beyond state law.

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