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Kansas Passes "Shall-Issue" Right-To-Carry!

Sunday, March 26, 2006

On Thursday, Governor Sebelius’ (D) veto of NRA-backed Right-to-Carry legislation, Senate Bill 418, “The Personal and Family Protection Act,” was overridden!

“After 12 years, it took a collective, bi-partisan effort to win this fight,” NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox declared.  Kansas now joins 38 other states that respect the Right-to-Carry and allow their citizens to carry a firearm for personal protection. 

The Kansas State Senate voted 30 to 10 to override Governor Sebelius’ veto of the Right-to-Carry legislation.  Less than a day later, the Kansas House of Representatives voted 91 to 33 to sustain the override.

Cox continued, “We want to recognize the steadfast support of several state leaders.  Without their hard work, Kansans would still be deprived of this valuable law.  Senator Phil Journey (R-26), Representative Candy Ruff (D-40), and Representative Gary Hayzlett (R-122), worked tirelessly on this measure and we thank them.”

“As always, we appreciate the commitment and participation of our members in Kansas for helping pass this legislation and helping override the Governor’s veto of this law that will serve to protect law-abiding Kansans and their families,” concluded Cox.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.