KSDeputy wrote:I got curious about the law concerning open carry in KS. I have read statutes for over an hour, and I still don't know. Before concealed carry was passed in KS, it used to be legal to open carry outside of cities that had ordinances against it. Once CCW was passed, the state took over all firearm related matters. I found statutes about concealed carry, and open carry as a security officer and law enforcement officer. Since I carry under a Federal law, HR 218, I still have to obey the KS concealed carry law. I can carry nationwide, but I must know and obey the local law wherever I am. Fortunately I rarely leave this state, because keeping up with all the laws in jurisdictions I pass through or stay in, would be difficult. Since the laws here have changed, I will find out if open carry is legal in KS, and let everyone know. I haven't completely decided on my position on open carry yet. I do know that open carrying of handguns scares people, unless they are on an LEO or uniformed security officer with a badge showing. I have strongly supported the second amendment all my life. I am a life member of the NRA, GOA, & LEAA. I collect guns. Many of my friends do as well. In fact, one of my fellow retired deputies knows more about guns than anyone I ever met. His son is a gunsmith and Class III dealer. It is now legal to own machine guns in KS, they changed the law on that a couple of years ago. I'll ask him about open carry, he may know the answer as he keeps up on more gun laws than I do. After finding this website, and reading this forum extensively, I lean toward supporting open carry. I certainly support it in states where that is one's only option. Sorry this showed up in a separate forum, maybe the moderator can move it.
I suggest you go to the KS forum and see what they might have there.
As for scaring people, so what? Some people will always be scared of something. Some are afraid of black people, should black people stay inside, or wear makeup to cover their skin?
Open carry is the trueexpression of supportof the 2A. To do any less and say you are for the 2A is disingenuous.