An Attorney General opinion came out .... at the request of some of the major cities, and the answer was NOT what they wanted to hear. It has in the past always been ... cities could BAN open carry. However, a law passed in 2007 ... seems to have skipped right by everyone.
The AG's opinion was .... cities CANNOT regulate open carry of a CC licensed person, which we basically knew. Laws had been modifiied so that cities (in their objection to CC laws) couldn't start arresting people for printing, accidental exposures, etc.... start arresting them for open carry ... so it in essence made open carry legal if you had a CC license.... although it didn't sink in to a lot of people.
But, this AG's 'opinion', really said.... besides that they cannot regulate open carry by a person under the CC laws and who has a CC license, because they are regulated by the state, but could ONLY regulate the manner people could open carry who did not have a CC license.
A person was arrested for open carry : and now this is coming to light .......
Statute | Kansas State Legislature
Kansas Statutes :
Chapter 12, Article 16, Section 124 :
12-16,124. Firearms and ammunition; regulation by city or county, limitations.
(a) No city or county shall adopt any ordinance, resolution or regulation, and no agent of any city or county shall take any administrative action, governing the purchase, transfer, ownership, storage or transporting of firearms or ammunition, or any component or combination thereof. Except as provided in subsection (b) and subsection (a) of K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 75-7c11, and amendments thereto, any such ordinance, resolution or regulation adopted prior to the effective date of this 2007 act shall be null and void.
(b) Nothing in this section shall:
(1) Prohibit a law enforcement officer, as defined in K.S.A. 22-2202, and amendments thereto, from acting within the scope of such officer's duties;
(2) prohibit a city or county from regulating the manner of openly carrying a loaded firearm on one's person; or in the immediate control of a person, not licensed under the personal and family protection act while on property open to the public;
note : Personal & Family Protection Act .. is the CC laws, which one part is referred to also in paragraph (a) .... KSA 2011 75-7c-11.
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What is your take on this ? "How" do you take it... to many of us, it appears pretty clear cut. They cannot "prohibit" open carry, only regulate "the manner" someone open carries.