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House Vote Defies Seventy Eight Percent of Kansans Who Believe Concealed Handgun Carriers Should Have a Permit
Topeka, KS – The Kansas Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today condemned the House’s passage of S.B. 45, legislation that would effectively dismantle the state’s concealed carry permitting system. The bill now goes to Governor Brownback’s desk. If he signs the bill into law, Kansas would become one of only five states to allow people to carry hidden, loaded guns in public places without any training or permit required.
“Nearly 4 out of 5 Kansans agree that anyone carrying a hidden, loaded gun on our streets should first complete a basic safety course and obtain a permit,” said TerriLynn Barnett Miller, a volunteer with the Kansas Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “We urge Governor Brownback to listen to the 78 percent of Kansans – including 98 percent of households in which someone has a concealed carry permit – who believe in this important public safety protection. He should listen to Kansans and not the gun lobby; he should veto S.B. 45.”
Did you know?
The US gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs
Last updated: 1.7.2021