Lawrence Commission OKs Concealed Carry Exemption

By: AP (posted by Greg Palmer)
By: AP (posted by Greg Palmer)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Lawrence city commissioners have approved a resolution seeking a four-year exemption from the Kansas concealed carry law, giving officials time to sort out where guns will be allowed in the future.

The 6News in Lawrence reports CLICK HERE the commission voted Tuesday to approve an exemption to prohibit concealed carry permit holders from bringing their guns in to any city building until 2018.

A new state law requires municipalities to allow people with concealed carry permits to bring guns into buildings unless adequate security measures are in place. Numerous cities and counties statewide have approved resolutions giving them more time to determine which buildings would get security improvements.

Groups argued to the Lawrence commission that concealed carry permit holders are responsible individuals and should be allowed to protect themselves.

Wichita has decided to allow concealed carry in most city owned buildings.


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