Butler County Times Gazette
  • Overland Park to seek AG opinion on open carry

  • Overland Park officials will ask the Kansas attorney general whether the city can impose more restrictions on people who want to openly carry firearms.
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  • Overland Park officials will ask the Kansas attorney general whether the city can impose more restrictions on people who want to openly carry firearms.
    The city voted in September to allow gun owners to openly carry weapons in public places, with some restrictions. After complaints from citizens, the city was considering requiring those who want to openly carry weapons to meet the same requirements as those for concealed carry licenses.
    After the Libertarian Party of Kansas threatened to sue, the public safety committee voted Wednesday to defer the proposal until it heard from Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
    The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/UrtzUY ) the city's legal department believes imposing restrictions like those for concealed carry would be allowed but asked for more time to fully research legal issues.
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