Supporters of concealed weapons will ask legislators in Kansas to consider the issue next year, says the Associated Press. Kansas is being targeted after the legislature in neighboring Missouri enacted a law easing possession of concealed firearms over the veto of Gov. Bob Holden. The Missouri action “will help me tremendously with our grassroots efforts,” said Phil Journey of Wichita, president of the Kansas State Rifle Association.
Kansas lawmakers passed a bill on the subject in 1997, bit it was vetoed by then-Gov. Bill Graves. The current governor, Kathleen Sebelius, has not stated her position. Even a longtime opponent of concealed guns, Kansas Sen. David Adkins of Leawood, predicts the issue will return to the forefront: “Kansas is obviously in the crosshairs on this.”