Kansas lawmakers OK bill to void local gun rules

Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat, reviews an explanation of a bill stripping cities and counties of their power to regulate guns, Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The House approved the legislation, 102-19, on Saturday, a day after the Senate passed it, 37-2. The measure goes next to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. (AP Photo/John Hanna)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators gave final approval Saturday to a bill that would nullify city and county gun restrictions and ensure that it’s legal across the state to openly carry firearms, a measure the National Rifle Association sees as a nationwide model for stripping local officials of their gun-regulating power.

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