By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Kansas and Texas have removed bans on the carry of guns by permit holders in the last few years. Kansas allows local governments to prevent permit holders from exercising Second Amendment rights in public buildings if the public building puts metal detectors and armed guards on all the entrances.
In other words, merely relying on a sign to prevent responsible and peaceful people from carrying arms, while not actively preventing criminals from carrying them, is no longer acceptable in Kansas. Arizona is looking to follow Kansas’ lead.
The theory is simple. Mere signage will not stop people who have evil intent from carrying concealed weapons into public buildings. By placing signage, but without significant enforcement mechanisms, the signs effectively screen out the most law abiding, while doing little to keep out the most dangerous individuals.
The law has been popular in past legislatures, passing with veto prof majorities in the last two. Both times it was vetoed by Governor Brewer; she was no longer running to be re-elected. This law only applies to those …Read the Rest