Kansas bill to recognize other states’ gun permits advances

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) —

A House committee has advanced a bill to expand Kansas’ recognition of other states’ concealed carry permits.

Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt said the bill would help Kansas maintain reciprocity agreements with other states, which would help Kansans carry concealed firearms elsewhere.

The bill is drawing pushback from Democrats and gun control groups that worry the bill would allow people from states with looser gun laws to carry concealed weapons in Kansas.

The House Federal and State Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted to advance the bill to the full House for a vote.

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