Kansas Legislature Overrides Gov.’s Veto of NRA-Backed Bill

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The National Rifle Association today applauded the Kansas Legislature’s veto override of House Bill 2058, common sense self-defense legislation that was vetoed by Governor Kelly last month. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Rifle Association today applauded the Kansas Legislature’s veto override of House Bill 2058, common sense self-defense legislation that was vetoed by Governor Kelly last month. This bill improves the ability of law-abiding gun owners to protect themselves and their families.

“The Kansas state legislature choose to protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners today by overriding Gov. Kelly’s misguided veto,” said Travis Couture-Lovelady, NRA-ILA Kansas state director. “It is an affirmation that the right of self-protection exist both inside and outside the home. We thank the leadership in both the House and Senate as well as the bill’s sponsors for their steadfast support on this vital issue.”

House Bill 2058 adds Kansas to the list of states that recognize concealed carry permits from all other states. Additionally, the bill;

  • Allows individuals who are 18 to 20 years of age to apply for a Kansas concealed carry permit.
  • Authorizes the Attorney General to issue an alternative license to carry a concealed handgun, to qualified applicants, during a declared state of disaster emergency.
  • Creates a Restoration of Rights process for individuals to reestablish the Second Amendment right to possess a firearm, upon expungement of certain convictions.

​The law goes into effect on July 1st.

About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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uncle dudley

While I applaud the Kansas legislature for the veto override, it’s a shame that any state in the country has to vote on a god given right that we all should enjoy.
Every person should feel safe in their daily lives and if carrying a firearm is the tool they need to have that peace of mind why should we as a free America have to ask permission from anyone especially the government.


When are we going to start making the people who bring about the litigation
that comes from trying to take away our rights?
Our god given rights are just that and we should not have to use our tax dollars to defend them. Who ever proposes such laws, should be forced to pay “out of pocket” for the litigation, and that doesn’t mean tax payer’s pockets.


If only the Oregone state legislature had balls like Kansas and wouldn’t have sold us down the river. We as a people could donate our money and time on better things like taking care of our people rather than having to spend both on fighting our state communist government to protect our rights.

Roland T. Gunner

I have about had it with politicisns who make decisions based on what THEY think is best. Their job is to do what WE think is best.


Good for the legislators who took a stand against the govenor’s tyranny.


Oregone republicans sold us down the drain today. They stayed so the demonrats could have a quorum and vote to pass the bill for keeping your gun lock on your gun, while in a safe and here is the kicker. If someone steals your gun and defeats the lock and then commits a crime with it like killing someone “you” are responsible for all fines levied or any lawsuits that the perps relatives may bring against you. I just needs the bisexuals’ signature to make it all nice and legal which she said she will do when it reaches her… Read more »