Butler County Times Gazette
  • Topeka might change policy on loaded guns in cars

  • At the request of top law enforcement officials, Topeka leaders are considering changing a decision to allow loaded guns in vehicles.
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  • At the request of top law enforcement officials, Topeka leaders are considering changing a decision to allow loaded guns in vehicles.
    Luther Ganienany Jr., the city's chief of prosecution, told city leaders Tuesday that motorists would still be allowed to have guns in their cars but the weapons would have to be unloaded and put away. Exceptions would be made for law officers and concealed-carry permit holders.
    He says the change would make Topeka streets safer for motorists and police officers.
    The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1b5z6wx ) Police Chief Ron Miller originally supported allowing loaded guns but he says he's changed his mind.
    The discussion came during a work session before the governing body's regular meeting. No action was taken.

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