The Kansas Senate will begin debating two gun bills this week. These bills have already passed the House.
HB2042 will do the following:
• Legalize Concealed Carry Reciprocity (CCR), meaning that Kansas will be forced to accept concealed carry permits from other states – no matter what the other state’s requirements are regarding permits or training. The NRA wants to pass this nationally as well as individual states, because one of the NRA’s major goals is to have guns literally everywhere with zero restrictions.
• Allow 18-20 year olds, not currently allowed to concealed carry in Kansas, to carry guns anywhere with a permit. Remember that Kansas does not require permits or training for people over 21.
• Require permits for anyone (no matter how old that person is) who wants to carry a gun on a college or university campus in Kansas.
HB 2145 will do the following things:
Make it illegal for the following people to carry concealed guns by changing the definition of the “criminal use of a firearm”:
• Fugitives from justice
• People illegally or unlawfully in the United States
• Persons convicted of a misdemeanor for a domestic violence offense within the past five years
• Persons subject to court orders restraining them from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner, child, or child of an intimate partner.
NOTE: This bill will save lives in domestic violence situations.
Please contact your Kansas Senator AND the Senators on the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee about these two bills. If you don’t have access to a computer, send postcards or give them a call. Local addresses and phone numbers for the Kansas representatives:
Representative Ron Estes
7701 E. Kellogg, Ste. 510
Wichita, KS 67207
Senator Jerry Moran
3450 N. Rock Rd., Ste. 209
Wichita, KS 67226
Senator Pat Roberts
125 N. Market St., Ste. 1120
Wichita, KS 67202