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By John Hanna
AP Political Writer 

Political shift, hospital's fears hand NRA defeat in Kansas


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers bucked the National Rifle Association by approving a measure meant to keep concealed guns out of hospitals — a testament to how much the Republican-controlled Legislature shifted to the left in last year's elections.

The state has been a testing ground for gun-rights advocates' favored policies, but the Legislature was able to rewrite Kansas' 2013 concealed carry law because voters upset with Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's allies ousted two dozen conservatives and gave Democrats and GOP moderates more power.

The action also shows that even some cons...

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