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Group aims to reverse open-carry firearms law in Wichita (KS barf alert)
kansas.com ^ | 29 July, 2012 | Bill Wilson, The Wichita Eagle

Posted on 07/30/2012 8:04:21 AM PDT by marktwain

On Thursday, it became legal for the first time in decades to strap on a holster and a firearm in Wichita, carrying it openly without a permit.

And today, a group of city officials and business owners are looking for a way to reverse that city ordinance.

“I’m not going to live in Tombstone,” Wichita Vice Mayor Janet Miller said.

The city’s new open carry laws are a classic case of a state mandate, city officials say: Wichita’s city firearms ordinance, which prohibited the open display of a loaded firearm, has been in conflict with – or in legal terms, pre-empting – a firearms statute passed by the Kansas Legislature for more than four years.

Until now city ordinance has allowed people to carry a concealed weapon if they have a permit, but has prohibited people from wearing or carrying weapons in plain sight.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: banglist; ks; opencarry; wichita
Not one word on the infringement of the right to keep and bear arms for decades.

The wild west was more civilized, in many ways, and far safer, than many urban centers.

1 posted on 07/30/2012 8:04:39 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Libs in KS (and there are plenty, unlike the Oz image) have fought right to carry laws for decades and I’m certain the open carry scares them even more.


2 posted on 07/30/2012 8:08:40 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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I prefer concealed carry to open carry. I don’t want the bad guys to know who has guns.

On the other hand, if someone is really pro-gun control then I would not be opposed to them wearing “proud to be gun free” badges and putting up a “gun free home” signs in their yards.


3 posted on 07/30/2012 8:14:51 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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“I’m not going to live in Tombstone,” Wichita Vice Mayor Janet Miller said.

Ignorant hack. Tombstone had an ordnance on the book requiring everyone in town to check their guns at either a saloon or at the city marshal's office. This is what led to the gunfight at the OK Corral, when Virgil Earp used it as a pretext for teaching the armed Clanton Gang a lesson for messing with him and his brothers.

Gun laws were tougher in old Tombstone


4 posted on 07/30/2012 8:20:25 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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May the Mayor of Wichita be forced to walk the streets of Chicago or Washington DC at 1 am...unarmed, of course, since we all know that no one will violate the law by being armed in those bastions of civilization.


5 posted on 07/30/2012 8:28:05 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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“I’m not going to live in Tombstone,” Wichita Vice Mayor Janet Miller said.

Give me Tombstone over Chicago any day!


6 posted on 07/30/2012 9:01:20 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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