KANSAS CITY, Kan. — If a bill in the Kansas Legislature is passed, cities and counties would not be able to regulate open carry gun laws. Some say a uniform approach would limit confusion, but others say it strips away local control.
Since the time before Kansas became a state, cities have had the ability to regulate open carry of guns. Several communities, including some here in the metro, want to keep it that way.
“Let the local communities allow that local control to help decide this issue, don’t mandate it from the state.” said Mike Taylor
Taylor spoke with FOX 4 by phone Tuesday because he’s in Topeka lobbying on behalf of the Unified Government.
“We’re able to regulate the open carry of guns on our city streets by city ordinance, and we think we have the right to do that and in our community it’s a smart thing to do and this bill would take away that right,” explained Taylor.