Kansas Attorney General To Give Legal Advice on Concealed Carry in Polling Places

Kansas Attorney General To Give Legal Advice on Concealed Carry in Polling Places

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is reviewing a request for a legal opinion that could allow concealed carry in polling places.

KANSAS --- The request was filed by the state's Chief Election Officer, Secretary of State Kris Kobach. He asked Schmidt to rule on whether a new kansas law allowing concealed carry in most public buildings applies to polling sites on election day. Those sites are usually inside places where guns aren't allowed, like churches and schools.

But, Kobach states there's ambiguity in the law. He says it's not clear whether rented out polling sites would be considered leased property under the concealed carry law. If they are, the measure mandates licensed gun owners must be allowed to carry their firearms when casting a vote.

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