Another reason to live in Kansas


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ole farmerbuck
March 14, 2013, 08:03 PM
I just got an email about this. Hope it's posted in the right place.

Kansas: House Passes Two NRA-Backed Bills



The Kansas House of Representatives approved two pro-gun reforms today. House Bill 2055, allowing law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense in any public buildings that lack adequate security, passed by an 84 to 38 vote. Also, House Bill 2052, exempting citizens from prosecution if they discharge a firearm legally whether for hunting or self-defense, passed by a 121 to 2 vote. Both of these pro-gun bills will now go to the Kansas Senate where they will be assigned to appropriate committees for further consideration.

HB 2055, introduced by the House Federal and State Affairs Committee, would be a significant step towards reducing the number of “gun-free zones” that are so often the targets of crime. Under this bill, any government or public building that prohibits the carrying of concealed firearms for self-defense would be required to screen all visitors for weapons ensuring that ALL people who enter the buildings are disarmed, not just the law-abiding citizens who choose to follow the law. If a building lacks the adequate security measures necessary to screen all visitors, then citizens with a concealed carry license would be allowed to carry a firearm to protect themselves while visiting that particular building.

HB 2052, introduced by state Representative Ken Corbet (R-54), would shield citizens who legally discharge a firearm within city limits – whether for hunting or self-defense – from ridiculous criminal prosecution. In some Kansas cities, residents who have used a firearm to defend themselves and their loved ones from violent attack have been criminally prosecuted for violating the city ban on discharge of a firearm. Under this bill, Kansas residents across the state would no longer have to choose between self-defense and going to court.

Thank you to the state Representatives who voted for these pro-gun reforms and to NRA members who contacted their state legislators in support of them.

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SabbathWolf
March 14, 2013, 10:18 PM
Funny how the worse it gets every place else, the better it gets here.
I'm staying right here.


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baz
March 15, 2013, 12:10 AM
Funny how the worse it gets every place else, the better it gets here.It is not getting worse every place else except Kansas. Quite a few states have recently passed pro-gun legislation, including my home state, Arkansas.

I think the more important thing to note is just how polarizing the issue is becoming. The antis are like sharks smelling blood in the water, and wherever they see weakness (mainly in blue states) they are eager to exploit it. OTOH, gun friendly states are pushing back by passing even more gun friendly bills and legislation. It will not be until after the 2014 elections before we have a clearer idea of how this is going to play out. If enough antis lose, then we'll have won a battle; but the war will still go on.

Meanwhile, the correlation of forces in which antis are clustered in blue states where their economies are being killed by the same Leviathan ideology that has them wanting to deprive everyone of the right to bear arms will hopefully lead to some implosions that will slow down their relentless assault on liberty.

SabbathWolf
March 15, 2013, 01:49 AM
It is not getting worse every place else except Kansas. Quite a few states have recently passed pro-gun legislation, including my home state, Arkansas.

I think the more important thing to note is just how polarizing the issue is becoming. The antis are like sharks smelling blood in the water, and wherever they see weakness (mainly in blue states) they are eager to exploit it. OTOH, gun friendly states are pushing back by passing even more gun friendly bills and legislation. It will not be until after the 2014 elections before we have a clearer idea of how this is going to play out. If enough antis lose, then we'll have won a battle; but the war will still go on.

Meanwhile, the correlation of forces in which antis are clustered in blue states where their economies are being killed by the same Leviathan ideology that has them wanting to deprive everyone of the right to bear arms will hopefully lead to some implosions that will slow down their relentless assault on liberty.
True. You're right I think too.
My use of the word "EVERY"where was just a generalization in regards to my appreciating the fact that Kansas is truly a Pro 2A state compared to Colorado, NY, California, etc....
Not meant at all to slam other Pro 2A states what so ever. Much love to them all Brother!

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mikeasb
March 15, 2013, 06:16 AM
Kansas is one of the best kept secrets in the United States. I grew up in Fairfax, Virginia (it pains me to even go home anymore) and came to Kansas courtesy of the US Army in the 1980's, have never left, and have never wanted to live anywhere else since then. My children and grandchildren all live here and I encourage the grandkids to stay here when they leave home.

Where I live we don't even lock our doors at night or take our keys out of the ignition of out trucks. I just hope that we don't go the way of Colorado with an influx of east/west coast liberals who will want to change our conservative way of life.

BSA1
March 15, 2013, 11:56 AM
Well Kansas is generally a good place to live except for the very high taxes. Our fine idiot Governor wants to eliminate the Mortgage Interest deduction which will have a negative effect on home buyers. (What can you say about a state that had Bill Graves and Kathleen Sebelius as Governors?)

But in regards to firearms Wellington, Kansas has contacted Beretta, Remington, Magpul and Ruger to relocate there. Wellingotn has excellent road (Interstate 35) and railroad transportation, large airport in Wichita, lots of land for development and a highly skilled workforce from the aircraft manufacturers in Wichita.

http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/Wellington-Eyes-Gun-Manufactures-197636261.html

md2lgyk
March 15, 2013, 02:33 PM
My experience living in Kansas was quite different. My wife was born and raised there (Hays) so several years back we moved to Kansas to be near her aging parents. I was born and raised in California (San Francisco area) and people treated me like I had landed from Mars. Didn't help that I was an LEO. Plus, between a military career and civilian jobs, I had been in every state and several foreign countries, and was meeting people my age who had never left Kansas. All they ever talked about was crops, cattle, and the local high school football team. After three years, we were ready to leave.

ole farmerbuck
March 15, 2013, 02:37 PM
My experience living in Kansas was quite different. My wife was born and raised there (Hays) so several years back we moved to Kansas to be near her aging parents. I was born and raised in California (San Francisco area) and people treated me like I had landed from Mars. Didn't help that I was an LEO. Plus, between a military career and civilian jobs, I had been in every state and several foreign countries, and was meeting people my age who had never left Kansas. All they ever talked about was crops, cattle, and the local high school football team. After three years, we were ready to leave.
What did you want to talk about? thats what keeps this country going, crops and cattle. You do eat beef dont you? Watch football?

Godsgunman
March 15, 2013, 04:39 PM
Yep Im starting to like it here more and more. We just need our reps and senate to write and pass a law that any attempts to infringe on the 2nd amendment will be outlawed and we will be good to go.

SabbathWolf
March 15, 2013, 05:25 PM
My experience living in Kansas was quite different. My wife was born and raised there (Hays) so several years back we moved to Kansas to be near her aging parents. I was born and raised in California (San Francisco area) and people treated me like I had landed from Mars. Didn't help that I was an LEO. Plus, between a military career and civilian jobs, I had been in every state and several foreign countries, and was meeting people my age who had never left Kansas. All they ever talked about was crops, cattle, and the local high school football team. After three years, we were ready to leave.
I know what you mean to a certain extent.
I'm originally from out west too. Nevada (Las Vegas.)
It was a very fast paced 24/7 environment filled with people from all over not just the country, but tourists from all over the world too. If you knew where to look, there was never a dull moment and always something new to talk about there.

Like you, then I traveled all over the world during my 20 years in the army as well. At last count, including vacations while on leave, I think I've been in somewhere around 12 or 13 different countries as well as several states too.

Retiring in Kansas after all that was somewhat of a big adjustment. However, I think I'd still be feeling the same way retiring somewhere very rural like I have, no matter what state I was actually in.

BSA1
March 15, 2013, 08:09 PM
I'm ok with folks for California staying away from Kansas. Just look at what the transplants from California are doing to Colorado's gun laws.

Coop45
March 15, 2013, 08:49 PM
There is something good about Kansas other than Roy's in Hutchinson? I need some ribs!

KC.45
March 16, 2013, 12:00 AM
I have to agree. I was born and raised in Kansas and love the gun friendly environment.

Godsgunman
March 16, 2013, 02:04 PM
Don't forget about the BBQ, can't beat it anywhere :p

ole farmerbuck
March 16, 2013, 02:28 PM
Don't forget about the BBQ, can't beat it anywhere :p
Not sure which one you're talking about but we're having one tonight!:)

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