Thread: Action Alert HB 2473
Please click on this action alert by the KS Libertarian Party link and contact your legislature in the KS State House and respectfully ask them to support HB 2473.
This bill completely preempt municipalities for open carry on foot and car. Other things are included as well like knife preemption.
The vote should happen this week! If passed it would go to the Senate for consideration.
The Libertarian Party of Kansas has just succeeded in an important step in protecting 2nd amendment rights in Kansas. After 3+ years, multiple lawsuits and two committee hearings HB2473 (open carry among other important items) passed easily out of committee recently. To continue this momentum, we need you to call your KS House representative and urge him or her to support this bill on the house floor.
If you have provided us with the name of your representative, you will find his/her contact information below. If we do not have that information, you may find the names of all your elected representatives here. When you do, please share that information with us so we can make it easier for you in the future.
Please contact your state Representative TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to support this comprehensive legislation! The vote will probably be early this week.
More information and background
House Bill 2473 was passed out of committee by voice vote. Now it goes to the House floor for a full vote before going to the Kansas Senate.
HB 2473 was approved with the addition of a critical self-defense amendment offered by state Representative Michael Houser (R-1), which allows law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm in their vehicle without having a concealed handgun license.
If passed and enacted into law, HB 2473 will expand Kansas’ firearms preemption provisions to open carry and prohibit municipalities from implementing local ordinances relating to the transportation of firearms. Whether you choose to carry concealed, open carry or carry a knife for self-defense, HB 2473 eliminates the complex patchwork of gun laws that arise from local regulations.
HB 2473 will also ban the use of taxpayer funds for so-called gun “buyback" programs. These programs are a waste of taxpayer dollars and have no proven impact on crime reduction. Additionally, this legislation prohibits seized firearms not used in the commission of a felony from being destroyed by law enforcement agencies. These firearms, so long as they are in operable condition, would either be sold to a licensed dealer or donated to hunter education programs. HB 2473 also mandates that if a firearm has been seized by law enforcement and the owner is acquitted of the charges or the charges are dropped, the firearm must be returned to the owner within thirty days.
This comprehensive legislation also addresses permit confidentiality by prohibiting county, city or municipal employers from maintaining a database of employee permit holders.
Please contact your state Representative today and respectfully urge him or her to support HB 2473. To identify your state Representative and get their contact information, please click here.
When you talk with your representative, be polite and respectful. Be sure to mention the bill by number: HB 2473. At the conclusion, thank him/her for listening and considering your position.