Kansas Legislative Update: Defending Our 2nd Amendment Rights in an Election Year

Kansas Capitol Building
Kansas Legislative Update: Defending Our 2nd Amendment Rights in an Election Year

Kansas –-(Ammoland.com)- The 2018 Kansas legislative session is off the starting line, and it has promised from day-one to be an interesting year.

Last session, we fought long and hard to defend your right to keep and bear arms, and we beat the anti-gun crowd on one issue after another.

While we ultimately lost the legislative battle on the KU Med Center issue when the Governor allowed the bill to become law without his signature, we haven't given up.

Campus carry has been a huge success since implementation!

As our PAC Chairman recently told the Wichita Eagle, we haven't seen any of the anti-gun hype come to fruition yet. No blood in the streets. No law-abiding college students committing mass violence with a firearm.

But this is no surprise to any of us.

You knew as well as we did that the hype was completely unjustified.

To those of us who have been involved in the movement for a while, we knew it was just regurgitated talking points the other side had used many times before. Remember the original passage of concealed carry? How about the passage of constitutional carry, state preemption of local gun laws, and literally every other pro-gun measure we've worked so hard on? The hype was the same. And the results prove our point for us.

Looking forward, while we have some staunch champions of the 2nd Amendment in both the House and Senate, we also have a large number that have proven they can't be trusted when the going gets tough.

Kansas has made more progress than any other state in defending the 2nd Amendment over the past decade, but we can't stop now.

Your right to effective self-defense is at stake. Protect it.


Bill Tracker

HB 2042
Concealed carry licensure amendments under the personal and family protection act.
Bill Sponsor: House Federal and State Affairs Committee
Current Status: Below the Line on General Orders in the House
Last Action: 3/16/2017 – House Federal and State Affairs Recommended Bill be Passed
KSRA Reference Title: Attorney General's Reciprocity Bill
KSRA Position: Support

HB 2145
Prohibiting the possession of a firearm by certain individuals.
Bill Sponsor: House Federal and State Affairs Committee
Current Status: Below the Line on General Orders in the House
Last Action: 3/24/2017 – House Federal and State Affairs Recommended Bill be Passed
KSRA Reference Title: Ed Klumpp/Kansas Peace Officers Association Federal Law Mirror
KSRA Position: Neutral

HB 2220
Prohibiting certain regulations concerning the carrying of concealed handguns at postsecondary educational institutions.
Bill Sponsor: House Federal and State Affairs Committee
Current Status: In House Federal and State Affairs
Last Action: 3/9/2017 – Hearing in House Federal and State Affairs
KSRA Reference Title: Manner of Carry Preemption
KSRA Position: Support

HB 2442
Prohibiting the possession of bump stocks, or similar devices or attachments for semiautomatic firearms
Bill Sponsor: Rep. Vic Miller, D-58
Current Status: In House Federal and State Affairs
Last Action: 1/8/2018 – House Introduced; referred to Federal and State Affairs
KSRA Reference Title: Firearm Accessory/Bump Stock Ban
KSRA Position: Oppose

HB 2443
Creating the crime of unlawful abandonment of a firearm
Bill Sponsor: Rep. Dennis “Boog” Highberger, D-46
Current Status: In House Federal and State Affairs
Last Action: 1/8/2018 – House Introduced; referred to Federal and State Affairs
KSRA Reference Title: Abandoned Firearms
KSRA Position: Oppose

HB 2460
Firearm safety education programs in public schools
Bill Sponsor: House Federal and State Affairs Committee
Current Status: In House Federal and State Affairs
Last Action: 1/12/2018 – House Referred to Federal and State Affairs
KSRA Reference Title: Eddie Eagle Safety Training
KSRA Position: Support

SB 121
Enacting the Kansas protection of firearms rights act.
Bill Sponsor: Senate Judiciary Committee
Current Status: Below the Line on General Orders in the Senate
Last Action: 3/27/2017 – Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee Recommended Bill be Passed
KSRA Reference Title: Expungement Fix
KSRA Position: Support


Kansas State Rifle Association

As session begins to heat up, please take a moment to reacquaint yourself with your Senator and Representative. We want them to know who you are when it comes time to ask them to vote to defend the 2nd Amendment.

About Kansas State Rifle Association:

The Kansas State Rifle Association has one purpose. To promote and strive for the improvement and protection of the firearms and sport shooting industry and protection of second amendment principals by encouraging and stimulating well-qualified individual citizens to run for public office and to take a more active and effective part in governmental affairs. Visit: www.ksraweb.net

  • One thought on “Kansas Legislative Update: Defending Our 2nd Amendment Rights in an Election Year

    1. I moved to Kansas in 1978. Every city and town might have local laws banning open carry and concealed carry. State law banned concealed carry. It took 25 years before Phil Journey became State Senator [KS-26] and soon Kansas had shall isue concealed carry, statewide preemption, NFA, Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground. Then we got Constitutional Carry and too many Kansas residents decided that the war was won.
      We had over 100,000 CCHL and many people decided that there was no need to spend $25 + $16 for the card every four years.
      Of course the war against freedom goes on and many retired from the fight. The RINOS won more seats, Governor Brownback was demonized by the media.
      The battle will continue as long as they refuse to understand what the underlying principles are for the constitution.
      Don’t buy a box of ammo and join the NRA. Don’t buy another box of ammo and join your state’s association. Donate money to select candidates and not just a political party that may or may not do what it says.
      The war isn’t over just because we won a few battles.

    Leave a Comment 1 Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *