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Overland Park gun law creates an absurd tangle ^ | 11 November, 2012 | MARY SANCHEZ

Posted on 11/12/2012 8:35:39 AM PST by marktwain

How much sense does this make? And if you have any common sense, you’ll answer “none.”

An 18-year-old can openly carry a loaded gun in Overland Park without going through background checks by the state or additional firearms safety training required for concealed carry. But a person 21 or older would have to jump through such training and safety hoops to conceal and carry.

Yes, the younger, more likely less mature gun owner is freer to pack heat openly.

It’s the latest twist for Overland Park around the contentious open-carry gun law.

A 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday of the city’s public safety committee is expected to flesh out the details.

All the city seeks to do is ensure that while being in compliance with state laws on open carry, public safety is taken into consideration.

The problem is, they keep running into ridiculous inconsistencies in state law.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; kansas; opencarry
Perhaps Kansas will adopt constitutional carry.
1 posted on 11/12/2012 8:35:48 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

They have

2 posted on 11/12/2012 8:40:51 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: marktwain

Originally, concealed carry laws were intended for the thugs with a .38 in their waistband and not the law-abiding citizens. It gave law enforcement one more “charge” to convict on (still does, too).

3 posted on 11/12/2012 8:41:21 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: marktwain

I have yet to see anyone other than myself open carry in Overland Park, let alone the 18 year old being called into question my Mary Sanchez.

4 posted on 11/12/2012 8:59:30 AM PST by joebellis (Obamageddon is here - buying steel, lead and gold)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
So I guess the right thing to say to a cop who sees your 'concealed' gun is to say, "I'm not a crook!"

(It kept Nixon from going to jail, so it must have some merit.)

5 posted on 11/12/2012 9:01:52 AM PST by Eastbound (3-7-77)
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To: yldstrk

So like AZ,AK,VT you can carry open and concealed with out a permit.

6 posted on 11/13/2012 4:22:05 AM PST by riverrunner
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