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Kansas: Anti-Carry Proposal Defeated in Topeka!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

On Tuesday, June 15 the Topeka City Council voted 5 to 3 to continue to allow the legal open carry of firearms in Topeka.  This vote once again signifies the city council’s desire to protect the city’s residents from needless attacks on our basic Second Amendment rights. 

The poorly written ordinance, proposed by City Manager Norton Bonaparte, would have banned the simple possession (i.e., the having “within one’s immediate control”) of a loaded firearm or a semiautomatic pistol with a loaded magazine.  Thus, under the proposed ordinance, a person could not openly handle a loaded pistol on a shooting range open to the public unless the person also has a concealed carry license. 

The Topeka Capital-Journal has created an online poll to gauge residents reaction to the Councils decision.  Please take the time to participate the poll, by clicking here, and help reinforce your desire to continue protecting our constitutional rights. 

Thank you to all those who contacted their council member, as well as those 200-plus members who took time out of their busy schedules to attend Tuesday’s meeting.

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