Kansas Senate backs down from floor debate on concealed guns
May 17, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Senators on Tuesday backed away from a contentious floor debate on the state's concealed carry law, opting instead to send a bill back to committee that would allow several types of medical providers to ban guns in their facilities.
The measure would allow public hospitals and nursing homes, community mental health centers, low-income health clinics and the University of Kansas Hospital to ban guns in their facilities without having to place metal detectors and armed guards at each entrance. An amendment added on the floor would still allow people to carry if th...