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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Bullseye! Veto on Concealed Carry Overriden by Kansas House

That was quick! Hot on the heels of last night's Senate vote, the Kansas House just overrode the concealed carry veto. It has been 12 years since the Kansas legislature overrode a governor's veto, and Gov. Sebelius just earned that distinction. The House 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 law will take effect July 1st, with requirements to pass a gun safety course, a background check, and prohibitions against carrying firearms in schools, churches, libraries and courthouses. Kudos to Senator Phil Journey, a Haysville Republican, for his long and determined fight for the statute. His past efforts were thwarted by two previous vetoes, one in 1997 by Gov. Graves, and another in 2004 by Gov. Sebelious.

The third time was a charm for Senator Journey, an outspoken advocate for gun owner's rights. Gov. Sebelious, a Democrat, has a 60% approval rating in this largely Republican state, despite taking positions not in step with most Kansans. So far, no strong Republican has emerged to challenge her in this fall's election.

Comments on "Bullseye! Veto on Concealed Carry Overriden by Kansas House"


Blogger Tully said ... (2:17 PM) : 

'Bout damn time! Woo hoo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:13 AM) : 

Best regards from NY! »


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