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  • Mayhem, Murder and Madness to Hit Kansas July 1st

    07/02/2017 7:17:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/1/2017 | Steve Sheldon
    If you believe the Left, Kansas is set to implode in a rage of violence and bloodshed starting July 1st when a provision put place by the legislature four years ago goes into effect. According to Leftist fear mongers, this provision will squelch free speech on campuses everywhere. Students will be afraid to speak due to the threat of violence from fellow students. Teachers will fear giving someone a bad grade because of the sheer violence that will befall them. Professors will no longer find refuge in their offices and are being forced to change their office hours or become...
  • Kansas 4th Congressional District Special Election

    04/11/2017 5:12:46 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 234 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | April 11, 2017
    Poll results are available there. Ron Estes (Republican) James Thompson (Democratic)
  • Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Separation of Powers at Self Defense Hearings

    04/02/2017 5:49:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    ammoland ^ | 21 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Kansas Supreme Court held that courts are independent of the state's executive branch, when ruling on immunity from prosecution for self defense.In the case before the court, the self defense claim was very strong. Immunity from prosecution was granted. The state appealed, arguing that the judge was required to look at the evidence in the way most favorable to the prosecutor's case. From cjonline.com: The state’s highest court rejected a tougher standard set by a lower court for determining when someone can avoid prosecution for wounding or killing another person. The state Court of Appeals had said trial...
  • Winning the Gun Culture War, Kansas Man Pushes Back (video)

    12/26/2016 5:15:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video A Kansas member of the gun culture shows how to win the gun culture wars.  A picture of him sitting on his front porch, holding a rifle, was posted on facebook.  The claim was made that he was upset about people parking in front of his house. Kyle could have assumed a defensive posture by refusing to grant an interview.  That method became the norm as media cut and edited interviews to make gun owners look bad.  Refusing to go on camera used to be the prudent action. Many in the gun culture have had experience...
  • Right to Hunt Amendment on Ballot for Indiana, Kansas

    11/07/2016 5:00:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    ammoland ^ | 7 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The right to hunt is something early colonists took seriously.  In England, the right to hunt was limited to the the King and landowners.  Commoners did not have a right to hunt.  In the American colonies, hunting was important for survival.  Vermont included the right to hunt in its constitution in 1777.  The right to hunt was considered for the United States Constitution, but ultimately was not explicitly included.  It falls under the 10th Amendment.Nineteen states have the right to hunt in their state constitutions.  In the last 20 years, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana,...
  • KS: This Woman is a Nightmare for Gun Haters

    10/26/2016 7:23:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Ashley Mundy is the gun haters worse nightmare.  She is a woman whose father encouraged her to obtain a concealed carry license.  She used her personal defensive handgun to defend herself and her child.  She shot a neighbor high on meth who had broken into her house and was disabling her security system.  He had a machete. Any woman who sees this news interview is likely to identify with this single mother who felt compelled to defend her child.  You can see the emotional connection being made with the interviewer.  You can feel the sincerity and intensity of Ashley's...
  • KS: Unarmed Samaritan shot; Armed Samaritan Shoots Attacker

    09/21/2016 5:42:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A story out of Kansas is lighting up the Internets.  Video of the scene shortly after the shooting was captured by Wendy Russel Macrorie.  She posted it on Facebook, and it has also been posted on YouTube.  World Net Daily gives a synopsis of what happened.  From wnd.com: Two Good Samaritans are being credited with saving a woman’s life after she was attacked by two suspected carjackers who hit her over the head while she was putting her child into a car seat after leaving Walmart in Shawnee, Kansas, on Sunday.A bystander, who rushed to the aid of the woman after...
  • KS: Second Amendment Rights Restored to Public Employees on 1 July

    07/31/2016 6:24:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Kansas has come a long way in restoring Second Amendment rights.  In 1905, it lead the "progressive" pack when the State Supreme Court concocted the myth of a "collective" Second Amendment right that only applied to state militias.  100 years later, in 2005, it went from banning the concealed carry of arms to a shall issue permit system.  Ten years later, it removed the requiement for a permit, restoring a semblance of permitless or "Constitutional" carry. On one July, 2016, it restored the legal ability of public employees to exercise their Second Amendment rights while on the job. From...
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 7:45:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Four dead, including gunman, in Kansas workplace shooting

    02/26/2016 5:56:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 25 February,2016 | Victor Morton
    Four people were killed and 14 others injured in a Thursday afternoon rampage through a rural Kansas county that ended with the death of the gunman at police hands. The gunman, identified by several Wichita news outlets as Cedric Ford, was a disgruntled worker at Excel Industries in Hesston, which suffered all the fatalities. Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton told reporters late in the evening that the gunman killed three Excel workers people before the first officer called to the scene shot him dead. Sheriff Walton said the gunman fired at people from his truck in nearby Newton streets and...
  • Kris Kobach proposes voting-machine audits, files new voter fraud cases

    02/21/2016 5:12:03 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | January 25, 2016
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Monday unveiled a plan that would require counties to perform audits of voting equipment for all elections starting in 2017. The proposal would provide for a percentage of precincts or districts to be manually audited after election day election day and before the vote is certified by county officials.
  • Kansas Gun law Reform Pays off; Wichita Gun Auction 2015-2016

    12/28/2015 8:57:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Reform of Kansas gun laws are paying off.  In 2014, Kansas passed a law requiring government entities to sell or use firearms that came into their possession rather than to destroy these valuable assets in a modern version of the Medieval Deodand law. In Deodand law, items were tried and sentences passed.  They were destroyed or forfeited to the Church for Godly purposes.  The legal precedent is continued in modern forfeiture laws. Kansas stopped that superstitious practice with the reform of the gun law.  From the dailycaller.com: This bill will prohibit seized firearms not used in the commission of...
  • This State Just Signed Landmark Gun Legislation (Kansas)

    11/22/2015 8:48:44 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 11/22/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There is SOME good news for gun owners. Conservative Kansas Governor Sam Brownback just signed new legislation bolstering the right to bear arms. When asked why he passed such a broad bill, Brownback offered great rationale: "Kansans soon can carry concealed weapons without permits or training under a bill signed by Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday. The new law, which kicks in July 1, makes Kansas the sixth state to allow “constitutional carry.” It will allow Kansans 21 and older to carry concealed firearms regardless of whether they have obtained a permit. Training still will be required for anyone who...
  • KS: Universities to Educate about Concealed and Open Carry

    08/23/2015 5:21:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2012, Kansas reformed its concealed carry law.   People who were exercising their Second Amendment rights would no longer be excluded from public buildings, unless the building took active measures to insure that armed criminals would also be excluded.  Active measure included guards and metal detectors on entrances.  From kansan.com: The law would allow the University to secure the campus against guns by using metal detectors and guards, but it would cost more than $20 million to secure all 237 campus buildings, according to a 2013 report that the University gave to the Board of Regents. If the University...
  • KS: Owner reportedly shoots at burglar; Suspect arrested

    08/22/2015 4:37:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    wibw.com ^ | 20 August, 2015 | Greg Palmer; Nick Viviani
    He said when the burglar started to come toward the owner, he fired a single shot into the ground to stop his advance. The suspect then ran west, got into a pick up with another suspect and took off. Police later found the get-away vehicle in the Hi-Crest neighborhood. After a short pursuit and foot chase, two men were taken in for questioning and one of whom, Marks, was detained. All stolen items were returned to the victim. The TPD said they are still investigating.
  • KS: Constitutional Carry Foils Robbery Attempt

    07/17/2015 5:12:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    When Governor Brownback signed the constitutional carry bill on the second of April this year, the disarmists predicted blood in the streets, just like a broken record.  Fortunately, those predictions have proved wrong, as they have, time and time again.   The law went into effect two weeks ago on July first.  Now we have one of he first fruits of the law.   A young man, carrying a pistol without a permit, foiled the robbery attempt of an Academy sporting goods store.   Many would say that robbing a gun shop is a really stupid idea, and it shows in this...
  • Constitutional Carry Gives Birth to TrainMeKansas!

    04/20/2015 9:45:18 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 3 replies
    Page Nine ^ | Monday, April 20, 2015 | The Uninvited Ombudsman
    TrainMeArizona Plan Spreads to Kansas! The lamestream media told you: A lot of misinformation: "news" reporting on the bill was typically horrendous. Ms. Stoneking reports: "Some reported we had passed open carry -- Kansas has always been an open carry state (statehood was in 1861). Some said now felons could carry guns -- uh duh, no. Some were talking how now we could drive around in our cars with a concealed gun with no permit -- uh, we already could do that as long as it wasn't concealed on our person. Basically just the fear mongering, Kansas will turn into...
  • Kansas Gov. ‘Ignores’ Moms Demand: Signs Bill Abolishing Concealed Permit Requirement

    04/03/2015 7:33:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/2/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s TerriLynn Barnett Miller said her group opposed SB 45 to no avail. The Topeka Capital-Journal quotes Miller as saying her group “spoke out against this dangerous setback for public safety [but] Governor Brownback ignored [them].” Another loss for Moms Demand Action, another win for freedom.
  • KS: Governor Brownback Signs Constitutional Carry

    04/03/2015 6:36:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Sam Brownback said that he would sign the Kansas constitutional carry bill on Thursday, 2 April, 2015, and he did exactly what he said he would do.  The bill restores Kansas to very close to the legal status that the entire country was in regarding the carrying of weapons, when the second amendment was ratified. Governor Brownback complimented gun owners.  He said that they have shown them selves to be responsible.  From ksnt.com: Supporters of the bill said gun owners have shown they can be trusted to carry concealed. Brownback said gun owners have shown they are responsible....
  • KS:Breaking: Governor Brownback will sign Constitutional Carry

    04/02/2015 6:48:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Today, April 2, 2015, Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas will sign SB 45, also known as the constitutional carry bill, into law.  The law will go into effect upon publication in the Kansas Register.  The bill restores second amendment rights in Kansas close to what they were when the Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. The Kansas House Committee on Federal and State affairs passed SB 45, the constitutional carry bill on the 18th of March, 2015. The bill was supported by the Kansas State Rifle Association, The National Rifle Association, and The National Association for...