Buildings, Park Properties Open To Conceal Carry

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - More than 60 buildings and park properties will be open to conceal carry.

Shawnee County Counselor Rich Eckert told 13 News that the Shawnee County Courthouse has adequate security measures in place that guns will not be allowed inside the building.

They will also send a letter to Attorney General Derek Schmidt requesting a four year exemption from the new concealed carry law for healthcare clinics.

Eckert says the changes don't worry him.

"The people who go through the work of getting a concealed-carry license, they're not the problem. They're not the people that we worry about, so no, I don't really see any issues with it other than people who aren't used to guns might be uneasy if they see one but that's just the nature of the business," said Eckert.

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library and the City of Topeka also have applied for the exemption, which would give them four years to upgrade security measure in order to continue banning concealed carry.


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