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Kansas: Two NRA-Backed Bills Signed into Law as the 2011 Legislative Session Adjourns in Topeka!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

As the 2011 Legislative Session comes to a close in Kansas, Second Amendment supporters can be proud of the advances made this year in Topeka.  Two NRA-backed bills were passed, signed into law by Governor Sam Brownback and took immediate effect.

House Bill 2013 unanimously passed in both the Kansas House of Representatives (118 to 0) and the state Senate (38 to 0), and was signed into law by Governor Sam Brownback on March 25.  The intent of HB 2013 is to clean up Kansas’ firearm code and to remove a provision that became obsolete with the enactment of the Firearms Owners Protection Act (FOPA) in 1986.  HB 2013 will enable residents of Kansas to purchase long guns in non-contiguous states and residents of non-contiguous states to purchase long guns in Kansas.

Governor Brownback also signed Senate Bill 152 into law on March 31.  This important self-defense legislation will allow persons licensed to carry a concealed firearm to lawfully carry their firearm while hunting. 

SB 152 will also allow any person who lawfully possesses a suppressor to use their suppressor while hunting.  SB 152 passed in the state Senate by a 38 to 1 vote on March 9 and passed in the state House unanimously on March 22.

Please contact Governor Brownback and thank him for signing HB 2013 and SB 152 into law.  Contact information for Governor Brownback can be found here. 

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