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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:55 AM

Open revolt on open carry? Overland Park to reconsider gun law

Overland Park may not be the Wild West of casually holstered six-shooters after all.

Just weeks after clearing the way for residents to openly carry firearms, the City Council is contemplating changes.

The council is looking at requiring those openly packing heat to first get the same permits needed to carry hidden guns.

“The public,” City Council member Jim Hix said Tuesday, “has not been pleased.”

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/10/23/3881245/overland-park-to-reconsider-details.html#storylink=cpy

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SecularMotion Oct 2012 OP
pipoman Oct 2012 #1
Atypical Liberal Oct 2012 #2
Eleanors38 Oct 2012 #3
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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:40 AM

1. Pretty sure

open carry was illegal in Overland Park prior to passage of the preemption bill in Kansas. OP then passed an open carry bill to come into compliance with the preemption law. The existing preemption law allows municipalities to decide if open carriers must have a ccw permit or not. Most of the state has never disallowed open carry by people legally eligible to own and possess firearms..only a few cities had laws..Topeka, Wichita, and most of the suburbs of Kansas City (such as Overland Park). They can pass an ordinance requiring open carriers to possess a CCW permit if they can get it passed.

This is the text from the preemption law which applies I believe..

Nothing in this section shall:
(1) Prohibit a law enforcement officer, as defined in K.S.A. 22-2202, and amendments thereto, from acting within the scope of such officer's duties;

(2) prohibit a city or county from regulating the manner of openly carrying a loaded firearm on one's person; or in the immediate control of a person, not licensed under the personal and family protection act while on property open to the public;

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:50 AM

2. Permits don't stop criminals

 

If you want to require a permit to carry a gun, that's fine with me.

Just know that the people you really don't want carrying guns are the last people on Earth who will every apply for a permit to carry one.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 11:02 AM

3. Seems to comport with my understanding of state powers:

It greatly regulate either concealed carry or open carry, but not both.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 12:05 PM

4. Criminals, almost as a rule, don't open carry. nt

 

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