Skip to comments.Kansas Sportsmen's Self Defense Bill Signed into Law
Posted on 04/04/2012 6:20:35 PM PDT by marktwain
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed House Bill 2491, the Sportsmen's Self Defense bill into law. The bill would allow hunters, fishermen and fur harvesters to carry a handgun in the field.
The bill passed in the House by an overwhelming 113 to 8 vote in February, the state Senate passed the bill unanimously on March 15 before it was sent to the governors guest. The commonsense bill would allow an individual to carry a handgun for person protection while hunting, fishing or trapping as long as it is used for personal protection and not the unauthorized taking of wildlife. This gives sporstmen the ability to protect themselves from the variety of threats faced while hunting, such as wildlife and criminals.
This bill will allow Kansas to join other states, including Washington and Colorado, in allowing hunters, fishers and trappers to carry handguns for self defense.
For updates stay tuned to Guns.com. A copy of the bill can be found at the website of the Kansas Legislature. For more information on the carry laws in your state usacarry.com is full of valuable information and conceal carry maps. For all breaking gun news keep reading Guns.com's news feeds.
I'd starve, hunting deer with a pistol. Pistols are a little too sporting for me.
This makes my SW 29E legal for big game as it is in Colo. It has been used to take a running Pronghorn.
“Why in the world is taking game with a pistol be outlawed anywhere?”
Not sure why either, especially if you are allowing bow hunting. I don’t see how a large caliber pistol is not just as effective or more so than a bow and arrow. Surprisingly California does allow hunting with a pistol, but only for certain game (wild hogs come to mind).
Maybe by Elmer Keith, but certainly not me. ;). Anything over 2 meters away, I'm going to use a long arm.
The bill passed in the House by an overwhelming 113 to 8 vote in February...Wow. Now there's a bill Obama will champion before any court. He's all about big democratic majorities.
I believe that there were two reasons:
1. It was argued that pistols were not powerful enough to take large game animals. (even though some rifle cartridges were/are less powerful than some pistol cartridges)
2. There was a general, pervasive, Progressive, desire to remove reasons for owning concealable weapons from the public. Making them illegal for hunting tended to occur during the height of the progressive era, from 1934 through 1994.
How about government not tell us what hand-tool we need to do the job we need to do? How hard is that?
Spring in the mountains with tall weeds around can be a dangerous time in NM. I've shot more no-legged creatures than 2 or 4 legged creatures in a non-hunting situation.
I got hit by a cotton-mouth when I was 10, and I'll never, ever deal with poisonous snakes well again.
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