Kansas Legislators Send Gun Bills To Governor

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas legislators have sent Gov. Sam Brownback bills that would let people carry concealed firearms into more public buildings and prevent federal agents from confiscating weapons made in the state.

The bills received large majorities Friday as legislators adjourned to begin a monthlong break.

One measure would allow concealed weapons to be carried into public buildings that lack adequate security measures defined by the bill. It also would allow schools and colleges to arm employees.

The second bill would make it a felony for federal agents lack the authority to confiscate firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition that is manufactured in Kansas and stays within its borders. Supporters say the bill is constitutional because the items would not leave Kansas and thus not subject to the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce clause.

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