Open carry may be coming to the Kansas Capitol Building

Kansas_John_WilsonIn an effort to make a political point about concealed carry in public buildings, an anti-gun Kansas Democrat has inadvertently introduced an amendment that makes open carry legal in the state capitol.

The amendment was introduced by Lawrence Kansas Democrat John Wilson who states that he is, in fact, opposed to guns in public buildings and only introduced the bill to “draw attention to what he considered the hypocrisy of legislators who wanted to allow the concealed carry of weapons in other public buildings, including schools and mental health centers, but not in their own workplace.

He went on to add this his actual intent was “to allow concealed carry in the Capitol, and only the Capitol and only concealed.  That’s what the amendment I drafted did — or so I thought.

In typical fashion for a politician, he blamed the mistake on someone else, in this case an attorney in the Revisor of Statutes office.

But Wilson’s little political joke may backfire on him as his amendment actually passed the House and is moving on to the Senate.

However, there are reports that Senate Republicans are planning to remove the open carry provision and they need to hear from you now!

Tell them that removing the open carry provision will be considered a vote against gun owners!

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About John Pierce

Monachus Lex is written by Virginia attorney John Pierce. John is a life-long gun rights advocate, an NRA certified instructor and co-founder of the nationwide gun rights group OpenCarry.org.

He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems, an MBA from George Mason University and is a 2012 Honors Graduate of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN.

Professionally, John is a member of the American Bar Association Second Amendment Civil Rights Litigation Subcommittee and his writings have been published by the ABA Civil Rights Litigation Committee and the ABA Minority Trial Lawyer Committee.

In addition, his open carry advocacy has been featured on Nightline and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.
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3 Responses to Open carry may be coming to the Kansas Capitol Building

  1. Pingback: Open carry may be coming to the Kansas Capitol Building | OpenCarry.org

  2. Grapeshot says:

    A well known Virginia legislator set the tone and provided the response to detractors when he said, “It is the People’s House.” It is no less so in Kansas.

    Any legal carry should be accepted as normal and proper by all of the people in their house.

  3. Nemo777 says:

    Greetings:

    You younger people that have been programmed to be against guns need to understand a few things.

    ‘Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely’, restrict guns, confiscate guns, are just different levels of overpowering the public. That is the way the Nazis got started. The later being absolute overpowering of the public and that will include you who vote for gun banning/confiscation. Why, because then, they can and when they can, they will abuse that power. It is a fact of life, a fact of nature and history has confirmed this over and over for thousands of years.

    The Second Amendment to our constitution guarantees our right to bare arms absolutely with the statement that ‘these rights shall not be infringed’, but have been infringed for decades repeatedly throughout our country’s towns, cities, counties and states and federal principalities. Our founding fathers had first hand experiences that caused them to put that in place and no one has the right to ever remove it. To do so is treason.

    This isn’t about people in this or that state wanting gun control so they can be safe. This is about powerful people behind the scenes pulling the puppet strings on their puppets, wanting to set themselves up as the ruling oligarchy, aristocracy, privileged ruling class, New World Order (think of them as “organized criminals” on an international scale, banksters and more).

    I am an old man (degreed as a physicist, worked in several technical areas including as a systems programmer analyst for one of the largest corporations in the world) and can tell you how it was when I was young. You need to hear this. When I was young, going to high school, as students, we had guns in our cars, pickups, hanging in the back windows on a pickup rack, or maybe laying in the seat beside us. Many of us lived on farms and hunted.

    No one got shot, and I mean no one. After school we might pull out a gun and some of us take a look at someone else’s weapon of choice. (Talk to a grandparent or equivalent who lives in the country on a farm/ranch and see what they have to say about when they were young and what they think.)

    And NO ONE worried about it. We were all responsible young men having been trained by our parents and others how to be safe and responsible handling a weapon and our parents, our fathers made the judgment call as to when we were responsible enough, if ever, to have that privilege, not some deranged loony that managed to get enough dead or brain dead people to vote them into a seat in Washington. We policed each other quite well.

    AND, most importantly, we had GOD, THE BIBLE and PRAYER in our schools back then. Put this back in the schools and our government and you will see a change for the better.

    Truth is, the public can manage their own affairs and police themselves quite well as long as the government principalities and the few abusive/power-crazed-cops stay out of their business.

    Now, if you get arrested for anything, that can result in your not being allowed to own a gun, if you go to a shrink for counseling, that can cost you your right to bare arms and so on. People who have an arrest record should not be prohibited from owning a firearm once they have been release from custody, i.e.- not guilty or have paid their debt to society. There are some things we just have to take our chances with, for the good of our countries freedom.

    No. Never been arrested myself nor anything else questionable.

    Once a plague gets loose, then we all suffer terribly and gun control advocates are a plague on our country’s freedoms.

    Have a nice day, if you can figure out how to do that without breaking some law???

    What is happening now is what happens to our country when it looses its soul (turns away from God).

    God Bless,

    NEMO777

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