GUN Kansas Senate Overrides Governors Veto of CCW law..

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  1. krott5333

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica] Kansas Senate Overrides Governor's Veto!

    House Vote Tomorrow - Call your State Representative Now!

    The Kansas State Senate stood up for the citizens of Kansas and voted 30 to 10 to override Governor Sebelius veto of the Right to Carry legislation. A vote to override the Governor's veto will take place in the House as early as 9 a.m. tomorrow. It is critical that Kansans call their State Representative immediately and ask them to continue their support of Right to Carry.



    Regardless of where you live, these State Representatives listed below need to hear from you. They are receiving extreme pressure from Governor Sebelius to change their vote.



    Representative Julie Menghini (D-3): (785) 296-7687

    e-mail: [email protected]



    Representative Richard Proehl (R-7): (785) 296-7641 e-mail: [email protected]



    Representative Kevin Yoder (R-20): (785) 296-7693 e-mail: [email protected]



    Representative Bonnie Sharp (D-31): (785) 296-7643 e-mail: [email protected]



    Representative Louis Ruiz (D-32): (785) 296-7122 e-mail: [email protected]



    Representative Lana Gordon (R-52): (785) 296-7652 e-mail: [email protected]



    Representative Ann Mah (D-53): (785) 296- 7668 e-mail: [email protected]



    Representative Jerry Henry (D-63): (785) 296-7688 e-mail: [email protected]



    Representative Barbara Craft (R-65): (785) 296-7636 e-mail: [email protected]



    Representative Ed Trimmer (D-78): (785) 296-7122 e-mail: [email protected]



    Representative Ward Loyd (R-123): (785) 296-7655 e-mail: [email protected]





    The general number for the Kansas Legislature is (785) 296-2391.



    If you need help identifying your State Representative please use the following link www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-legisportal/redistricting.do.



    Spread the word to your family members, friends, and co-workers to help out by calling their State Representative today.





    Help make Kansas the 39th state to recognize a citizen's Right to Carry.





    To find further contact information please use the

    "Write Your Representative" feature found at www.NRAILA.org.
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  2. Soybomb

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    Whats the projection for how likely the house is to succeed in the override? Will this be another wisconsin style loss?
     
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    The override was a success, way to go kansas.3 states left.
     
  4. EvilSS

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    No way, they actually did it?! Way to go Kansas! Is it a "shall issue" law?
     
  5. My Dixie Wrecked

    My Dixie Wrecked STFU & get the ball!!! OT Supporter

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    By CARL MANNING
    Associated Press Writer

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansans will be able to carry concealed guns after the House on Thursday overrode Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' veto of a gun bill, allowing it to become law this summer.

    The vote was 91-33, giving supporters of the measure seven votes more than the two-thirds majority necessary. The Senate voted Wednesday night to override the veto, 30-10, with three votes more than needed.

    The new law, taking effect July 1, will permit U.S. citizens 21 and older living in Kansas to obtain a four-year concealed-carry permit from their local sheriffs. Hidden weapons still will be banned in some places, including schools, churches, libraries and courthouses.

    Legislators' action capped a decade-long debate, which saw Kansas remain part of an ever-dwindling group of states that didn't allow residents to carry hidden weapons. Only Illinois, Nebraska and Wisconsin are still on the list.

    Kansas will become one of 37 states where permits must be issued to people who qualify. An additional eight states permit law enforcement agencies to reject permits even if someone has met all legal requirements, while Alaska and Vermont have no prohibitions for carry concealed guns.

    Sebelius became the first Kansas governor to have a veto overridden in 12 years. She vetoed a similar bill in 2004, as her predecessor, Republican Bill Graves, did in 1997.

    In her veto message Tuesday, Sebelius cited opposition from law enforcement officials and business leaders, questioning whether the measure would make Kansas safer.

    However, even some of Sebelius' fellow Democrats voted to override her veto.

    The governor said in a written statement Thursday that she continues to support Kansans' right to obtain and use firearms.

    "The safety and security of our citizens is a top priority for me, and that's why I've listened closely to the Kansas chiefs of police and other law enforcement officers who urged me to veto this measure because they fear hidden weapons make Kansans, including our officers, less safe," she said.

    However, sponsoring Sen. Phil Journey, R-Haysville, said after Wednesday's vote in his chamber that the bill was "about making Kansans safer."

    "It's about trust. It's about trusting law abiding citizens to make this choice. It's about trusting the people," he said.

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    Concealed guns: SB 418.

    Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
     
  6. My Dixie Wrecked

    My Dixie Wrecked STFU & get the ball!!! OT Supporter

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    hope they honor UT permit :x:
     
  7. 86 Bird

    86 Bird eh

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    Good for them:)
     
  8. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    Why can't wussconsin override their governor? Fucking lame cheeseheads.

    Way to go Kansas!
     

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