Missouri, like most states, allows people to carry concealed weapons if they pass a training course and register with a law enforcement agency. This week, lawmakers took steps to extend that privilege into the corridors of the Capitol. In Kansas, firearms -- concealed or otherwise -- are not allowed in the statehouse or in most other government buildings. State law does not prohibit the open carrying of firearms, so cities without local bans, such as Topeka, allow citizens to wear holstered firearms in public -- though not in the statehouse.
Read Original at: The Kansas City Star (Mo.)