House's Falls Short of Passing Concealed Handgun Bill

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The House came up short of the two-thirds vote needed to over-ride Gov. Sebelius' veto of a concealed handgun bill.

Thursday's vote to over-ride was 77-to-47. But that's seven shy of what's needed.

The bill itself passed the House on April first with just 78 votes. It would have required the attorney general's office to issue a concealed-carry permit to any Kansan 21 or older who is a U.S. citizen, pays a $150 application fee, has no mental illness or drug or alcohol addiction, and completes eight hours of training.

Sebelius said concern over safety issues led in part to her veto.

Only Kansas, Illinois, Nebraska, and Wisconsin are without a law allowing some form of concealed carry.