Overland Park Set to Change Gun Ordinance

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The Overland Park Public Safety Committee is set to take a final vote on an ordinance that would change the city's "Open Carry" gun ordinance, which has prohibited the open carrying of firearms since 2007.

The proposed changes would allow people holding concealed carry licenses to carry guns within the city limits, provided that they keep the gun in a holster with the safety on, and the gun is kept in their possession at all times.

The move comes in response to a recent opinion issued by the Kansas Attorney General's office, which stated that a city may regulate - but not completely ban - legal state concealed carry license holders from carrying guns.

The proposed changes were approved in a preliminary vote by a 5-1 margin. The final vote is expected on Monday.

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