Kansas: Governor Brownback Signs Pro-Gun Bill into Law

Posted on April 16, 2013

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Today, Governor Sam Brownback (R) signed House Bill 2052 into law.  This new law takes effect on July 1, 2013.

HB 2052 will make the following pro-gun improvements in Kansas:

  • Exempts the lawful discharge of firearms—whether for hunting or self-defense—from criminal prosecution.
  • Requires that government and public buildings that prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms for self-defense must screen all visitors for weapons.  This would ensure that ALL individuals who enter the buildings are disarmed, not just the law-abiding citizens who choose to follow the law.  If a building lacks the adequate security measures necessary to screen all visitors, then residents with a concealed carry license would be allowed to carry a firearm to protect themselves while visiting that particular building.
  • Makes the personal information of concealed carry license applicants confidential and exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests.
  • Exempts law enforcement officers from the training requirements necessary to obtain a concealed carry license.
  • Authorizes school officials to allow staffers and visitors to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense.

The NRA thanks Governor Brownback for enacting this important reform in the Sunflower State.

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