Kansas Senate Approves Sportsmen’s Self-Defense Bill

On March 15, 2012 the Kansas Senate passed the “Kansas Sportsmen’s Self Defense Bill, a bill which would allow individuals to carry handguns for personal protection while participating in sportsmea bill was passed by the Kansas Senate that would allow individuals to carry handguns for personal protection while hunting, fishing or trapping.

House Bill 2491 is being sent to Gov. Sam Brownback for his signature after it was passed by a 113 to 8 vote by the House of Representatives in February and passed unanimously in the Senate last week. The bill would not protect use of a firearm for the unauthorized taking of wildlife, but would allow sportsmen the ability to adequately defend themselves from a variety of threats posed by wildlife or criminals while participating in their chosen activities. 

The common sense bill is similar to those that have been adopted in other states including Washington and Colorado.

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