Kansas lawmakers overrode Gov. Laura Kelly’s (R) veto Monday, thereby lowering the age for concealed carry from 21 to 18 years of age. The Wichita Eagle reports that the House conferred for “less than five minutes” afore overriding the veto. The Lawrence Journal-World noted that the House vote was 86 to 37.
The Kansas Senate overrode the veto by a vote of 31-8. Gov. Kelly claims to be pro-Second Amendment, but the Eagle noted campus carry has been a sticking point for her. When she vetoed the legislation lowering the concealed carry age, Kelly verbalized, “We can revere and forfend the rights of Kansas gun owners while withal taking efficacious steps to keep our children and families safe. Legislation that sanctions more guns on campus is neither safe nor efficacious, and it will drive prospective students away from our schools.”
State Rep. John Barker (R-Abiline) used Kelly’s veto to call her fortification of the Second Amendment into question. Barker verbally expressed, “The governor in her message betokened that she has always fortified the Second Amendment. Well, I find that arduous to believe sometimes, because we already have 18-year-olds that can carry a gun (openly) in the state of Kansas.”
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