of the KSRA team)
bills being tracked
for SB 65 –By Sen.
Forrest Knox R-Altoona. SB 65 & 66 were combined into this one bill
regarding concealed carry by public employees and concealed carry in state and
municipal buildings: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2015_16/measures/documents/sb65_01_0000.pdf
HB 2440 – By Rep. JR Claeys, R-Salina. Personal and family
protection act; regulating concealed carry in portions of public buildings. http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2015_16/measures/documents/hb2440_01_0000.pdf
5008 – By
Former Rep. Travis Couture-Lovelady R-Palco and Rep. Adam Lusker D-Frontenac. Proposed
constitutional amendment relating to the public right to hunt, fish and trap
Rep. Blake Carpenter, R-Derby. Authorizing possession of air guns on school
property; organizations such as BB gun clubs cannot be prohibited solely
because its activities include the possession and use of air guns. http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2015_16/measures/documents/hb2468_01_0000.pdf
The two House bills and the one Concurrent Resolution above are on House
General Orders. Senate Substitute for SB 65 is now on General Orders in the
Senate. We will work with the Leadership of both the House and Senate on when
these bills will be considered for action in the House and Senate.
2538 – Requested
by Rep. John Rubin, R-Shawnee. This bill would lower concealed carry age from
21 yrs to 18 yrs.
in House Federal & State Affairs committee, Thurs, Feb. 4, 2016.
Update: Hearing was cancelled.
331 - Kansas firearms industry
Thursday, Jan 28, 2016, Senate Federal & State Affairs committee.
Update: The hearing did not go well and there is no further
action at this time. http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2015_16/measures/documents/sb331_00_0000.pdf
Bills the KSRA is opposed to and watching
SB 348 - Prohibitions on carrying concealed handguns in postsecondary
educational institution buildings. Introduced by Senators Hawk,
Faust-Goudeau, Francisco, Holland & Pettey http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2015_16/measures/documents/sb348_00_0000.pdf
Reason for Opposition: This bill would not allow students the ability to exercise
their 2nd Amendment rights to keep and bear arms on state college
and university campuses. This bill would also make students who legally are
able to carry a firearm under state and federal law defenseless. We at the
KSRA believe and fight for these rights on a daily basis.
2452 - The
Kansas protection against terrorists act makes it a felony for any person to
sell, give, or transfer a firearm to a person who is or has been a mentally ill
person subject to involuntary commitment for care and treatment, or a person
with an alcohol or substance abuse problem subject to involuntary commitment
for care and treatment. It also makes it a felony to sell, give, or transfer a
firearm to any person on the “terror watch list” or any other “successor list
or database” maintained and operated by the FBI . By Rep.
Jim Ward http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2015_16/measures/documents/hb2452_00_0000.pdf
This bill does not recognize that it is already a felony under current federal
gun laws to sell, give, or transfer a firearm to a person who is or has been a
mentally ill person subject to involuntary commitment for care and treatment,
or a person with an alcohol or substance abuse problem subject to involuntary
commitment for care and treatment under 18 USC 922 (d) and (g).
The provisions of this bill do not allow for due process guaranteed under the 5th
and 14th Amendments of the US Constitution to people arbitrarily put
on a “terror watch list” or “successor list or database” who have not been
charged or convicted of a crime.
The provisions of this bill could potentially lead to and endorse the
establishment arbitrary and unconstitutional lists and databases created by the
federal government and operated and maintained by the FBI which in turn could lead
to registration and confiscation of firearms.
The provisions of this bill endorses the idea of an arbitrarily created list
which has and may continue to lead to wrongfully accuse people of being
terrorists or a risk to the general public when they have never been suspected,
charged or convicted of any crime or accused of anything that would prohibit
them from owning a firearm.