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By John Hanna
AP Political Writer 

Kansas governor allows concealed carry bill to become law


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Public hospitals, mental health centers and other health facilities in Kansas can ban concealed guns without expensive security upgrades after Republican Gov. Sam Brownback allowed a bill to become law Thursday without his signature.

Brownback has been a strong gun-rights advocate but broke with the National Rifle Association and its state allies, which wanted less sweeping changes in the state's concealed carry laws. But the conservative governor also faced strong pressure from hospitals and the University of Kansas Health System.

The governor's struggle with the bill...

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