Lawmaker: 'nothing to be scared of;' guns present in Capitol


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita lawmaker is brushing aside criticism after he tweeted that about two dozen guns were on the House floor during a debate over concealed weapons.

The Wichita Eagle ( ) reports that Republican Rep. John Whitmer sent the tweet in response to Republican Rep. Stephanie Clayton. The outspoken opponent of campus carry had tweeted that she was "so scared" because lawmakers were about to take up a gun measure.

Whitmer responded with, "Nothing to be scared of, there's at least 25 guns on the floor of the House right now!" Lawmakers ultimately appro...

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