Kansas Governor signs bill that allows permit-free concealed carry of guns

Kansas Governor signs bill that allows permit-free concealed carry of guns

Just when you thought that gun control laws couldn’t become more restrictive…  Kansas Governor Sam Brownback totally redeems Government with a new law he signed into law this week!

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The new law, which kicks in July 1, makes Kansas the sixth state to allow “constitutional carry.” It will allow Kansans 21 and older to carry concealed firearms regardless of whether they have obtained a permit.

Training still will be required for anyone who wants to carry a concealed gun in the 36 states that accept Kansas permits.

Brownback touted the importance of training, explaining that his youngest son took a hunter safety course this past week.

“It was an excellent course.  He got a lot out of it.  I got a lot out of it.  And I want to urge people to take advantage of that,” said Brownback, who was flanked by Republican lawmakers and respresentatives from the National Rifle Association and Kansas State Rifle Association.

Asked why he did not think training should be required if it is valuable, Brownback said carrying a gun is a constitutional right.

“We’re saying that if you want to do that in this state, then you don’t have to get the permission slip from the government,” Brownback said. “It is a constitutional right, and we’re removing a barrier to that right.”

Texas recently passed a bill allowing for open carry in that state.  The gun control debate often ignores the facts about conceal carry, like how it stops crimes in progress much faster than police response.  Even in the case of the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the shooter was apprehended by a conceal carry gun owner.   If there is anything to appreciate about the new Kansas law,  it is that there are still places in this country that respect Constitutional Rights.

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