…Along with the will of the people!
That doesn’t happen often, does it!?
House Bill 2528 in Kansas was written to RE-preempt local legislation on concealed carry in Kansas. It did not make concealed carry legal, that was already done. This did not create statewide preemption… that was already done, too. However, the original laws were… of course… exploited by local politicians and the Kansas League of Municipalities. Loopholes were exploited, and power-hungry cities were passing countless retarded ordinances that practically guaranteed that someone would inadvertently get arrested for carrying a gun, even though they had a Kansas state license to do so.
Of course, since this was a piece of common sense legislation intended to clarify laws already in place and close loopholes, it flew through the House and Senate. After that, it was promptly vetoed by Kathleen “Gun Grabber” Sebelius, because… well, she gave some reasons, but the real reason was she’s in the back pocket of the Kansas League of Municipalities, and they were opposed to the bill because it took power away from them.
After writing eleventy-jillion letters, emails, and making phone calls to over 100 representatives and 30+ Senators, the bill went up for an override vote today.
House overrode the veto 98-26, Senate overrode the veto 30-10.
Common sense prevailed, even in the post-VT Rampage anti-gun blitz, making Kansas a better – albeit “redder” state to live.
So praise the lord and pass the ammunition.
$50.00 says nobody with a concealed carry permit shoots up the zoo or the Rennaisance festival (a constant retarded argument that Senators kept giving me).