State axes 'no gun' signs

State axes ‘no gun’ signs

The city council voted Monday to remove signs prohibiting concealed firearms in municipal buildings.

The city is required to take down signs because of Kansas House Bill 2052 approved April 16 by the Kansas legislature authorizing the carry of concealed weapons in state and municipal buildings. The city could post an armed guard with a wand at all entrances or install door-length metal detectors at each location.

Representative John Barker and state senator Jay Emler both voted for the bill.

The city could have asked the attorney general’s office for an exemption.

“I’m not sure the piece of paper deters people anyway,” City Attorney Susan Robson said.

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