Kansas Passes Right to Carry
Thursday, Kansas became the 47th state to allow concealed carry for its law abiding citizens. Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois are the only states that forbid all their citizens from carrying concealed firearms.
The road to CCW in Kansas has been long, with many disappointments along the way. Even though the voters and the legislature have wanted it, it has been blocked by an anti-gun Governor. Both the present Democratic governor and the previous Republican governor had vetoed concealed carry in previous sessions. But Thursday her veto was overridden. Congratulations to the Kansas residents who worked to elect a strong pro-gun legislature willing and able to override this veto.
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The Senate had previously voted 30-10 to override. The House voted 91-33 to override. Of course the Governor claims that the state will be less safe, but we know how the headlines will read in a year. They will proclaim that there has been few problems, just like every other state.
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Wisconsin failed by one vote earlier this year to override their Governor’s veto of CCW. Nebraska is the next state likely to pass a CCW law. Illinois has a lot of work to do.