Today, the Kansas House of Representatives passed House Bill 2578 (previously reported on here) by a 102-19 vote. It passed in the state Senate yesterday by a 37-2 vote. HB 2578 will now be sent to Governor Sam Brownback (R) for his expected signature.
Your NRA fully supports this comprehensive legislation and thanks members of the Kansas Legislature who voted in support of this important reform bill.
HB 2578, as passed, includes:
- An expansion of Kansas’ firearms preemption provisions to open carry and will prohibit municipalities from implementing local ordinances relating to the transportation of firearms. Whether you choose to carry concealed, open carry or carry a knife for self-defense, this bill would eliminate the complex patchwork of gun laws that arise from local regulations.
- A ban on the use of taxpayer funds for gun “buyback” programs. These programs are a waste of taxpayer dollars and have no proven impact on crime reduction. This bill would prohibit seized firearms not used in the commission of a felony from being destroyed by law enforcement agencies…