Kansas CCW Bill Introduced 2-11-04


February 13, 2004, 12:38 PM
God Bless Candy Ruff,

Bill # 2798 introduced Wed 2-11-04. Anybody here from Kansas? Hope it passes this time.

Go here to track the Bill http://www.ljworld.com/section/legislature

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February 13, 2004, 02:02 PM
I wrote both representative Larry Campbell and state senator Brownlee about this. Campbell is all for it. I doubt that Brownlee will vote in the affirmative. Gov Sebelius is more than likely to veto, so we need to keep contacting the legislators and the governor with our message!

Standing Wolf
February 13, 2004, 08:15 PM
I wish you the best of success, Kansans.

February 13, 2004, 09:19 PM
good luck guys, next up, AK/VT carry :D

February 14, 2004, 09:05 AM
Dang, I go out of town for a couple of days & things start happening. My state senator & rep are onboard with this. I'll be emailing Ruff to see if there's anything I can do beyond thinking good thoughts. :)

February 14, 2004, 06:35 PM
Here's the Bill, for those of you who may be interrested. Is there any body here who isn't? :D


I think the version passed by Missouri was much better; but, Hey, I could live with this as a start.

The anti's will surely try to screw with it. :(

Perhaps we can actually improve it in the process. :D

February 14, 2004, 08:08 PM
This Bill has been Referred to Federal and State Affairs Committee --

Hearings are scheduled for next week in Room 313-S:

Opponents will be heard Wednesday, 2/18/04

Proponents will be heard Thursday, 2/19/04

Hearings are scheduled to begin at 1:30 P.M. on both days.

Now is the time to start contacting your State Representatives and Senators and express your support for CCW in Kansas.

February 14, 2004, 10:40 PM
Copy of Email I wrote to Kansas Senate President, Senator Dave Kerr, concerning this matter:

Honorable Senator Dave Kerr:

As registered voters, who have lived in Topeka for the past 8 years, my wife and I ask for your consideration and support of The Personal and Family Protection Act; Licensing to Carry Concealed Firearms, HB 2798, which was introduced in the Kansas House on February 10, 2004, by Representative Candy Ruff and a host of Co-sponsors.

This Bill was referred to the House Federal and State Affairs Committee and is scheduled for Hearings on Wed., 2/18/04 (opponents) and Thurs., 2/19/04 (proponents) at 1:30 pm, in Rm 313-S.

My wife and I both feel that the time has come to allow law abiding Kansas Citizens the lawful means of self protection.

As a Professional Engineer having served in public service for nearly 40 years, I take personal responsibility and compliance with the Law very seriously. In my younger days, I served for 13 years as a Commissioned Police Reserve Officer in a Major Mid-Western City. I am fully aware that it is most often physically impossible for the police to arrive in time to protect individuals from criminal acts and indeed the Courts have said that the police have no such responsibility...That personal protection is an individual responsibility.

Kansas remains one of only four states in the nation that continues to deny the means of personal protection to it's law abiding citizens. It's time we change that.

We will be following this matter, in the Kansas Legislature very closely. My wife and I ask you to join Rep. Candy Ruff, Senator Phil Journey and others to support this legislation.

I would be happy to answer any questions you may have and would be glad to provide or to point the way to additional information which may be of interest to you concerning this matter.

Your response would be sincerely appreciated. May we count on your support?

Write your Kansas Representatives and Senators :banghead:

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