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Kansas City Moves Closer To Conceal-Carry Ban

UNDATED  –  A decision by a City Council committee in Kansas City may move the debate of conceal-carry in Missouri to a new level. The committee has endorsed a measure that would ban people from openly carrying firearms in the Kansas City city limits even for those with conceal-carry permits. A vote on the proposed […]

Kansas City Moves Closer To Conceal-Carry Ban

UNDATED  –  A decision by a City Council committee in Kansas City may move the debate of conceal-carry in Missouri to a new level.

The committee has endorsed a measure that would ban people from openly carrying firearms in the Kansas City city limits even for those with conceal-carry permits.

A vote on the proposed ban will go before the full City Council on July 31. The Kansas City Star reports Mayor Sly James has pushed for the ban.

The future of the measure is uncertain because of a bill approved this year by the Missouri Legislature that would void any local ordinance prohibiting open-carry for anyone with a conceal permit.

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the bill, but the Legislature is likely to attempt an override in September.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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