Debate over concealed carry stalls in Kansas House
April 5, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Opponents of Kansas' concealed carry law failed on Tuesday to force a debate over guns at college campuses and hospitals.
The House voted 44 to 81 against a debate, leaving opponents and supporters to continue talks toward a compromise outside the formal legislative process.
At issue is a law passed in 2013 that requires public buildings to allow concealed carry. Colleges and hospitals got until July 1 of this year to comply. Opponents of the law have looked for ways to soften or repeal it.
Minority Leader Democrat Rep. Jim Ward favored the debate on Tuesday, but Repub...