Skip to comments.House and Senate Override Governor Sebelius' Veto: Kansas Passes Right-to-Carry
Posted on 03/23/2006 1:50:11 PM PST by neverdem
(Fairfax, VA) Both the Kansas State Senate and House of Representatives voted to override Governor Sebelius veto of the National Rifle Association (NRA)-backed Right-to-Carry legislation, Senate Bill 418, The Personal and Family Protection Act.
After 12 years, it took a collective, bi-partisan effort to win this fight. Kansas now joins 46 other states who enjoy some form of Right-to-Carry, NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris W. Cox declared.
The Kansas State Senate voted 30 to 10 to override Governor Sebelius veto of the Right-to-Carry legislation. Less than a day later, the Kansas House of Representative voted 91-33 to sustain the override.
Cox continued, We want to recognize the steadfast support of several state leaders. Without their hard work, Kansans would still be deprived of this valuable law. Senator Phil Journey, Representative Candy Ruff, and Representative Gary Hayzlett worked tirelessly on this measure and we thank them.
Kansas becomes the 47th state with some form of Right-to-Carry. There are now three states that do not allow any form of Right-to-Carry; Nebraska, Illinois and Wisconsin have yet to pass such self-defense legislation.
As always, we appreciate the commitment and participation of our members in Kansas for helping pass this legislation and helping override the Governors veto of this self-defense law, concluded Cox.
California and New York are listed as Right-To-Carry, but aren't really - you pretty much can't get a permit there unless you're rich, famous, well connected, or a politician.
NEBRASKA IS NEXT......
Unfortunately, my KS House and Senate Representatives believed that I was not capable of protecting myself, or failing that, that I am a potential criminal, all I need is a "legal" weapon. RINO's both, of course I am surrounded by RINO's and RATs.
Over here, too:
Good news ! They're rockin in Topeka.
That "47" number is deceptive, all right. They should be talking about "Shall Issue" states. I guess the NRA is trying to show how out of the mainstream the remaining 3 are, but the "Shall Issue" number is in the high 30's anyway, I think. One step at a time, I guess. Incrementalism worked for the commies for decades, it can work for us.
[California and New York are listed as Right-To-Carry, but aren't really - you pretty much can't get a permit there unless you're rich, famous, well connected, or a politician.]
I can't speak for NY but I was humbly corrected on FR by a citizen of N. California when I stated something similiar here. I was a 3 year resident in the San Fran Bay area of California. A permit was nearly impossible to get in the San Fran part. The fellow Freeper aggressively called me out as being wrong and noted that the issue is regional in California.
Where's my gun? Finally, I get to use my gun. The wicked witch has been defeated. Kansas is free.
Now all we need is a new governor.
I'm aware of that - my question is "why is the issue regional at all?"
There should be a state Shall-Issue system with state sovereignty - no little podunk townships (or liberal nests) defying the will of the people and denying them their rights.
Yes, I saw it. Thanks for the link. I wanted to post the NRA's announcement for all the work that they did. I thought you should have posted your thread as breaking news. Maybe if you ask the admin moderator pretty, pretty please.
Congratulations Buell_X1-1200 & Kansas!
Did he really say this? It certainly would confirm my observations and worst fears about the country that should be great.
A country that killed Terri Schiavo better buy disaster insurance.
True. Though they don't seem to like it much when we turn the tables and use their playbook.
Now after serving six years on a Special Forces A-Team I have to go take six hours of instruction on how to handle a pistol.
I moved this to breaking news but I broke your title, sorry! What was the original?
In the unlikely event the Unicam suddenly develops the cojones to tell that that idiot Ernie Chambers to shut up and sit down, Nebraska will be off this list in a few weeks.
Meanwhile, congrats to Kansas.
I prefer the term "May Issue" and "Shall Issue".
New York is a "May Issue" state.
In a logical world you would be able to get a waiver for your past experience.
Thanks for your service.
California is a "may issue" state. The chief law enforcement officer in each county makes the decision. A few of them are pro 2nd amendment and operate with a policy identical to shall issue states. Most are very tight fisted. Politicians and judges get them. The famous and well connected get them. Everyone else has to show up with a pile of documentation to justify issuing the permit.
I suspect it has more to do with when to use it on stupid criminal civilians in such a way to avoid being tried for manslaughter than general firearms competence. But, that said, the more permits issued, the less crime. Hope they broadcast the numbers. I suspect that the crime rate in Nebraska will rise until they hash this whole issue out. Good luck!
There should be a 'Shall Issue' amendment to the Constitution, with any and all opposing it dropped into Afghanistan from 10,00 feet sans parachute
Great news for you Kansas residents. I don't expect to see any sensible right to carry laws get passed here on the Left Coast anytime soon...
Today, I wished I lived in Kansas, Alaska or Vermont. 8^(
Same here in the peoples republic of md. Even though the law says "shall issue" it's up to the State Police to decide if you really need a carry permit.
Question: I have a CC permit here in VA. How many states have reciprocity? I was told only TN, but now I hear that's not the case. I KNOW one of you founts of info. has the answer. Thanks.
You should move to the great state of VA, my man. Mil. Serv. exempts you from the saftey training.
And North Carolina has so many exceptions in it's right to carry law, that it seems more like an entrapment plot to criminalize law abiding citizens,than a right to carry.
That is one of my major gripes. When I first read through the Constitution and reviewed how states were admitted to the union, I believed that a state agreed to be bound by the U.S. Constitution as the supreme law of the land. Somewhere along the line, someone decided that the Bill of Rights doesn't apply unless a given right has been "fully incorporated" by some set of legal activities. That seems like a crock and a cop out. It is unconscionable that a state can cherry pick the laws it chooses to obey. How very convenient to find the First Amendment "fully incorporated", yet the 2nd Amendment is not.
Again, FR scores the info. in mere minutes. Thank you.
Uh, I think there already is one.
I guess I will have to take lessons from my buddy who owns The Bullet Hole.
It's not that difficult here in NY. $150, 4 references and infinite patience (stated 6 month background check is closer to 1 year).
Bank on it.
The only problem is that the winds in Kansas are so strong that the slugs turn around and come right back at you.
(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")
FOr such a red state, why does nebraska not have a right to carry?
I New York is this true upstate? I thought it was local issue.
Now that it is passed, lobby to have a the training exemption waived for persons with honorable military service. That should be an easy amendment. I note from your tag line you may have served in MA, where the local police chief may wave the training requirement.